God is Enough

Luke 12:13-21 – Jesus responds to the man’s inner turmoil by truth-telling, (Jesus calls out the man’s greed.) and by assuring his anxiety (Your Father in heaven knows your needs and will provide abundantly).

We Speak on Mission

Luke 11:1-13 – During Pastor Stan’s Sabbatical each speaker will engage mission in some way. This week Pastor Carmen says that God will open the door as we pray and Listen. Assignment during Pastor Stan’s Sabbatical: Listen … to how the Spirit is guiding you and our congregation in mission. What is your/our calling and passion? How will you/we be …

Sabbatical: A Time to Rest and Reflect

Romans 12:1-2 and Jeremiah 29:10-14 – In this sermon before his 3-month Sabbatical, Pastor Stan gave us a “homework” assignment: Listen to how the Holy Spirit is guiding you and our congregation in mission. What is your/our calling and passion? How will you/we be engaged in God’s mission in the year ahead? Reflect on the JSMC Covenant. Pull it out …

Our Peace and God’s Reign

2 Kings 5:1-14 – Antagonist and Agressor Naaman the Syrian asks for healing from the people his army is oppressing, the Israelites. Is it another demand from the raiding army? Or is God up to something here? Prophet Elisha invites Naaman to see into this world as God sees it: Salvation, healing, and mercy from God are for all people …