This week, we continue our Lenten sermon series and talk about the sin of xenophobia. Suspicion, fear, and hatred of our fellow human beings leads to division, violence, and crucifixion in our world. How can we create pathways to change and resurrection?
Between wealthy men yelling at fig trees and wealthy parents cheating to get their kids into college, we have two parables (one from scriptures and one from the national headlines) that help us understand how living like we are owed everything erodes God's kingdom vision.
This week, we begin our Lenten Sermon Series, "The New Seven Deadly Sins." Using Luke 4:1-13 as our scripture text, we consider how selfishness lies at the center of sin, shortcoming, and turning away from God in our world.
How do we turn outward towards God and our neighbor?
We like to be comfortable and cozy. We like to feel like everything is familiar and friendly. But, are comfort and familiarity faith-filled Christian values?
Check out this week's sermon.
In our February sermon series, we are looking at what it means to take risks and leave our comfort zones behind in an endeavor to serve God and our neighbors more faithfully. In this first installment, we talk about compassion as the place where love, discomfort, and faithfulness meet.