2010 Sermons

scripture readings from: The Celebration Hymnal

1/3     (24-25)          21st Century: “in the ‘bottleneck’ of civilization - With rapid change comes the disintegration of social fabric”

1/10   (61)               Personal accountability and responsibility to ‘group’ because we owe Jesus – we tend the flock

1/17   (95)        Personal accountability and responsibility to ‘group’ because we love God – we love others

1/24   (202)             Encouragement is given freely when there is no insecurity (“competence doesn’t make up for insecurity”)

1/31   (378)       Love raises the standard of community equality, aspirations and care

2/7     (113)       Living Intentionally“…wise as serpents, harmless as doves…”

2/14   (380)             Love is… (I Co 13)

2/21   (115)       Verify – lepers sent to the priest (vetting the story – credibility among Christians)

2/28   (202)       Relationships – Lazarus, Mary, Martha & Jesus (all Biblical references)

3/7     (475)       Conscience – nurture or nature

3/14   (127)       Seekers – Deu 4.29; Ps 105.4; Mt 5

3/21   (108)       We want to see His glory – but He allows us to see His goodness. Ex 33.18-19

3/28   (379)       Palm Sunday (the Hallel)

4/4     (381)       Easter (the Messiah)

4/11   (164)       Love for the alien – Deu 10.12-22

4/18   (134-135)   As a man thinketh… – I Thess 1.3

4/25   (472)            Passing ‘God’ to the next generations: Ps 25:7 & 71:18

5/2     (177)            What is ‘worship?’ - Exodus 8:1 Let my people go, so that they may worship me.” [abad: serve, worship]

5/9     (628)             Mother’s Day (Tributes)

5/16   (176)      What is ‘praise?’ – “…inhabits the praises of His people”

5/23   (783)      What is ‘anointing?’ – “you have this anointing, little children…”

5/30   (679)             Memorial Day weekend (Remembrances)

6/6     (646)      What is ‘justification?’ -     

6/13   (752)      What is ‘sanctification & righteousness?’ -

6/20   (473)      Father’s Day (Tributes)

6/27   (471)             What is ‘faith?’ – Sola Fide’

7/4     (658)             Church & State: What is the ‘corpus Christi - the ecclesia?’ – The Body of Christ, the Church

7/11   (94)               Overcoming Common Leadership flaws that were found in some Biblical Characters:

          Abraham’s fears that hurt his marriage and credibility 

7/18   (364)                             Jacob’s neediness that drove his greed

7/25   (162)                             Joseph’s confidence that came across as arrogance

8/1     (547)                             Moses’ frustrations that fueled his temper

8/8     (569-570)                      Saul’s jealousy over David that destroyed Saul’s family

8/15   (587)                             David’s insecurities that drove his successes and his sins

8/22   (608)                             Elijah’s thin skin that caused his depression

8/29   (810)                             Paul’s struggle with rejection

9/5     (751)             Labor Day: “We are not human beings going through a temporary spiritual experience.

We are spiritual beings going through a temporary human experience.”

9/12   (785)             Being Fair to all requires Grace. Grace requires: a heart of compassion – broken hearts & hurting bodies

9/19   (524)             Being Fair to all requires Grace. Grace requires: mercy – necessary for forgiveness

(those who trespass against us)

9/26   (26)               God’s Grace is sufficient…is our grace abundant?

10/3   (42)               'Each heart knows its own bitterness...' Proverbs 14:10-13

10/10 (346)             "Oh, for the days when I was in my prime....and my children were around me..." Job 29

10/17 (379)             Joseph had high expectations! Genesis 37.19

10/24 (380)             He was called Barnabas - son of encouragement! Acts 4:34-37

10/31 (381)             ‘Between the Living and the Dead’ Heb 12.1

11/7   (378)             “…which way you went.” Ro 8.27-39

11/14 (698)             God said to celebrate! Ps 50.23

11/21 (798)             Thank you Lord for saving my soul Ps 121

11/28 (756)             1st Sunday of Advent: Handel’s Messiah in black & white

12/5   (49)               2nd Sunday of Advent: Handel’s Messiah in black & white

12/12 (50-51)          3rd Sunday of Advent: Handel’s Messiah in black & white

12/19 (71)               4th Sunday of Advent: Handel’s Messiah in black & white

12/26 (73)               We Look Back