Sermons from August 2016

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The Universe in One Tangerine

Reading from the Gospel                           Matthew 6:25-32
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life,
what you will eat or what you will drink,
or about your body, what you will wear.
Is not life more than food,
and the body more than clothing?
Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap
nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father
feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
And can any …

He Was Present In Me

Reading from the Gospel                  John 11:32-44
When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him,
she knelt at his feet and said to him,
“Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”
When Jesus saw her weeping,
and the Jews who came with her also weeping,
he was greatly disturbed in spirit and deeply moved.
He said, “Where have you laid him?”
They said to him, “Lord, come and see.”
Jesus began to weep.
So …

Secrets of the Heart

Reading from the Gospel              Luke 10:38-42
As Jesus and his disciples were on their way,
he came to a village where a woman named Martha
opened her home to him.
She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet
listening to what he said.
But Martha was distracted
by all the preparations that had to be made.
She came to him and asked,
“Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me
to do the work …

The Heart Breaks . . . and the Words Fall In

Reading from the Gospels      The Message          Matthew 7:1-12
1 “Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults –
unless, of course, you want the same treatment.
2 That critical spirit has a way of boomeranging.
3 It’s easy to see a smudge on your neighbor’s face
and be oblivious to the ugly sneer on your own.
4 Do you have the nerve to say, ‘Let me wash your face for you,’
when your own face is …