Sermons from November 2014

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Hope for the Hopeless

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READING FROM THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES  Isaiah 64:1-9
O that you would tear open the heavens and come down,
so that the mountains would quake at your presence—
as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water
to boil— to make your name known to your adversaries,
so that the nations might tremble at your presence!
When you did awesome deeds that we did not expect,
you came down, the mountains quaked at your presence.
From ages past no …

Micah 6 Part III: Walk Humbly With God

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Rev. Tom Hagood
We are to do justice . . . to love kindness . . .
and now . . . we are told to walk humbly . . .
the final command of God in our three-part
Micah series . . . walk humbly with God.
I wonder, though, why this one is the third command
and not the first one.
Because, I believe this one is the hardest command
of God out of all of them.
It’s …

Micah 6, Part II: Love Kindness

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Rev. Tom Hagood, November 16, 2014
Who can remember last week’s word . . . to do justice?
Anybody?
Mishpat!
To do justice . . .to do mishpat!
This week we’re going to learn another Hebrew word . .
. a word just as powerful as Mishpat
and a word that is also well known
throughout the Hebrew scriptures . . . Hesed . .
. Hesed . . . a word that actually has several meanings .
. . …

Micah 6:8 Part I . . . Do Justice!

Micah 6, Part I: Do Justice          Rev. Tom Hagood
We’re going to spend the next three weeks examining
one of the most powerful text
in all of the Hebrew scriptures . . . Micah 6:6-8.
Where Jesus tells us very clearly
that we are to love God with all of our heart, mind
and soul and our neighbor as our self . . .
Micah 6 tells us how to do it with three very precise words .     …

What Good Is God’s Blessing?

 
What Good Is God’s Blessing?   Rev. Tom Hagood
 
What does it mean to be blessed . . .
to be blessed by God?
I mean . . . it sounds so good . . .
to be blessed by the Creator of the whole world . . .  the entire universe.
Wow . . . I’m blessed by God!
But . . . what does that really mean?
Does being blessed change anything in your life?
Does it …