When Life as You Knew it is Over

When Life as You Knew it is Over

Genesis chapter 27.

Yeah, how many of you were here at one of the candlelight services last night? Wasn’t that just a great I? So look forward to that every year. The first one I’ve got to tell you was really eventful.

There was just a lot of stuff going on and the whole day was just kind of an interesting day, and so I I’d like to think I was prepared for what I was going to say and I reached in my pocket and pulled out my glasses and I put them on and I thought it didn’t feel quite right…

Thy Rod and Thy Staff They Comfort Me

Thy Rod and Thy Staff They Comfort Me

Numbers chapter 16.

Cora, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi and certain Reuben Knights, Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab in on the son of Paulette, became insolent and rose up against Moses.

Right?

Which then there were 250 Israelite men, well known community leaders who had been appointed members of the Council. They came as a group to oppose Moses and Aaron and said, we’ve gone too far.

Paths of Rightness

Paths of Rightness

We’ve been going through a series and Pastor Jim asked me to continue on a series on the 23rd Psalm. So if you can turn your Bibles of Psalm 23.

I don’t have it anywhere in my outline to talk about what happened yesterday, and the tragedy that happened with the space shuttle.

A Charge to Keep July 4th

A Charge to Keep July 4th

It’s ethereal, kind of maxim that we live by that there must be the separation of church and state.

Never will those two concepts be allowed to coexist. They should be totally separate. Nothing about your life of faith should inform your citizenship and nothing about your citizenship should be tinged at all with anything to do with religion, whatever that is.

The Sabbath The Still

The Sabbath The Still

Exodus chapter 20

We’ve been doing a series on the 10 Commandments or as Ron Mael, put it in his book The Tender Commandments.

And he calls it reflections on a loving father or a loving heavenly father. And that’s what the main difference is about.

How you view commands, how you view the Lord. Giving you instructions on what to do, whether he’s trying to be mean, or whether he’s trying to really spare you something.

Parting the Seas of Postmodernism

Parting the Seas of Postmodernism

In March of 2004 I was preaching a series of sermons based on the life of Moses

In listening to it again I was struck by how cautious I was with my language…the denomination in which I served for over thirty years was beginning to intentionally accommodate what was deemed to be a generation that would not…no could not… be reached by preaching propositional truth.

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

I had a – long run at one particular congregation over 20 years down in Cottage Grove.

And so I had the chance to watch a whole generation come up through our time there. And little guys graduating from high school.

Some of them I did their weddings when I remembered them in nursery class and and went through all sorts of things, but I had some amazing people I worked with and one was one of the first assistants