Sermons from July 2017

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You Just Gotta Love that Big Old Crazy God Farmer

Reading from the Gospel                Matthew 10:1-9, 18-23
That same day Jesus went out of the house
and sat beside the sea.
Such great crowds gathered around him
that he got into a boat and sat there,
while the whole crowd stood on the beach.
And he told them many things in parables, saying:
“Listen! A sower went out to sow.
And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path,
and the birds came and ate them up.
Other …

The Folks at the University of Chicago Didn’t Talk to Us

Reading from the Hebrew Scriptures      Micah 6:6-8
“With what shall I come before the Lord,
and bow myself before God on high?
Shall I come before him with burnt offerings,
with calves a year old?
Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,
with ten thousands of rivers of oil?
Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,
the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?”
He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
and what …

Don’t Let Them Scare You

Sermon        Don’t Let Them Scare You Rev. Tom Hagood
Reading from the Hebrew Scriptures   Matthew 10:24-39
I really love Clarence Jordan’s biblical translation
from The Cotton Patch Gospel.
Some of you know the story about this wonderful man…
but if you don’t, I’d like to share it with you.
Clarence Jordan was a man of unusual abilities
and commitment.
He had two Ph.D.s, one in agriculture
and one in Greek and Hebrew.
So gifted was he,
he could have chosen …