Sermons from February 2013

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Glorious Things of Thee are Spoken


 Today’s text, Jeremiah 32, has three parts: God tells Jeremiah to make an impractical business deal  (vs 1-15) Jeremiah prays, asking God, in effect, “Are you sure?” (vs 16-25) God answers his servant  (vs 26-44) “The most practical thing we can do is hear what God says and act in appropriate response to it.” (Eugene […]

Do What is Just & Right


Sermon ‘Crumbs’ The historical background for today’s text can be found in 2 Kings 23.  After the death of good king Josiah, the people of Judah must have known his eldest son Jehoiakim was unfit, because they made a younger sibling, Jehoahaz king.  But Egypt, the current superpower, deposed him after three months and established […]

Tree People, Chaff People


Jeremiah 17:7-8 and Psalm 1 invite us to contemplate the kind of life God smiles on and to pray, “Lord, make me a tree!” “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord. He will be like a tree planted by the water.”  Jeremiah 17:7-8