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).
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 …
Psalm 30 delights in a God who heals, who pulls up (as water from a well), who brings back from the brink of the grave. Today’s sermon takes a serious look at healing when our prayers don’t seem to have worked that way. (We will miss you, Rachel Held Evans!)
In our culture there is little room for darkness. But we have no need to fear or run from the darkness that can be our reality, because Jesus is our righteousness! We place our hope in Jesus who is surely coming! Sermon: “A New Reality” by Pastor Stan Jeremiah 33.14-16 and Psalm 25.1-10