Sermons from August 2015

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Quacking Our Heads Off

James 1:17-27 (The Message)
Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven.
The gifts are rivers of light cascading down
from the Father of Light.
There is nothing deceitful in God, nothing two-faced,
nothing fickle.
God brought us to life using the true Word,
showing us off as the crown of all his creatures.
Post this at all the intersections, dear friends:
Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue,
and let anger straggle along in the rear.

The Thin Place of God’s Grace

The Message John 6:51-58
I am the Bread – living Bread! – who came down
out of heaven.
Anyone who eats this Bread will live – and forever!
The Bread that I present to the world
so that it can eat and live is myself,
this flesh-and-blood self.”
At this, the Jews started fighting among themselves:
“How can this man serve up his flesh for a meal?” But Jesus didn’t give an inch.
“Only insofar as you eat and drink …

A Story of Sin, Part II

If you weren’t here last week . . .
you really missed it.
We had all kinds of juicy stuff in last week’s sermon . . .
there was lust . . . adultery . . . murder . . .
and a massive cover up . . .
by none other than King David himself . . .
who sinned against God by taking the wife of Uriah . . .  Bathsheba  . . .
then murdering Uriah when David …