This time of year, when the world around us is a frothing storm of pushing and pulling, Advent says, “Shhh. Be still. The LORD is coming.”
Christianity is not a Democracy. We have not elected God President and God's creation is not made up of registered voters. There are no referendums on God’s will and there is no, absolutely zero chance of impeaching him. Christ is King.
Jesus' Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25:14-30 is a story of taking risks with what God has given us to increase the value of his kingdom. But in considering this, we must keep in mind this truth: our view of God directly affects how we live. It is true of every human soul. We become like that which we worship. It impacts how we use what God has given us. How is your view of God impacting how you live?
This Sunday we consider the Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids in Matthew 25:1-13. How do we keep our lamps lit? In this sermon, we explore the means of grace God has given us to feed our faith in Christ.
Saints. Even just saying the word conjures images of ancient men and women, in some remote long time ago removed from the practical and the pertinent of now. We live in complicated times. What good are the saints? What can they speak to us? This sermon explores what it means to be a saint.