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Stewards of the Hope

posted by James Christensen

Sunday, September 27
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Three Sermons on Being Stewards, III:
Stewards of the Hope
“I pray that the God
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of glory,
may give you a spirit
of wisdom and revelation
as you come to know him, so that,
with the eyes of your heart enlightened,
you may know what is the hope
to which he has called you....”
– Ephesians 1:17-18
Psalm 25
Exodus 17:1-7
Ephesians 1:15-23
Matthew 21:23-32

Stewards of the Space

posted Sep 19, 2020, 9:05 AM by Faith UCC

Sunday, September 20
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Three Sermons on Being Stewards, II:
Stewards of the Space
“One thing I asked of the LORD,
that will I seek after:
to live in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the LORD,
and to inquire in his temple.
For he will hide me in his shelter
in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me
under the cover of his tent;
he will set me high on a rock.”
– Psalm 27:4-5
Psalm 27
2 Corinthians 5:1-5
Matthew 20:1-16

Stewards of the Time

posted Sep 12, 2020, 2:47 PM by Faith UCC   [ updated Sep 12, 2020, 2:47 PM ]

Sunday, September 13
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Three Sermons on Being Stewards, I:
Stewards of the Time
“For surely I know
the plans I have for you,
says the LORD,
plans for your welfare
and not for harm,
to give you a future with hope.”
– Jeremiah 29:11
Psalm 114
Jeremiah 29:10-14
Romans 14:1-12
Matthew 18:21-35

Gathering For Goodness’ Sake

posted Sep 3, 2020, 10:45 AM by James Christensen   [ updated Sep 4, 2020, 7:39 PM ]

Sunday, September 6
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Speaker: Barb Holtz
Psalm 119:33-40
Romans 13: 8-14
Matthew 18: 15-20
"For where two or three
are gathered in my name,
I am there among them.”
- Matthew 18: 20

Be a Life Force

posted Aug 30, 2020, 11:13 AM by James Christensen

Sunday, August 30
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 26:1-8
Exodus 3:1-15
Romans 12:9-21
Matthew 16:24-28
“'For those who want to save their life
will lose it,
and those who lose their life for my sake
will find it.'”
– Matthew 16:25
“Be devoted to one another in love.
Honor one another above yourselves.”
– Romans 12:10

Changing Your Mind

posted Aug 22, 2020, 8:31 AM by Faith UCC

Sunday, August 23
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 136:1-9,25-26
Romans 8:1-6, 26-27; 12:1-3
Philippians 4:4-9
John 14:15-17, 23, 27; 15:9-14
“Do not be conformed to this world,
but be transformed
by the renewing of your minds,
so that you may discern
what is the will of God
-- what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
– Romans 12:2

God Always Has a Plan

posted Aug 15, 2020, 6:37 AM by Faith UCC

Sunday, August 16
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 67
Genesis 45:1-15
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
Matthew 15:21-28
“‘So it was not you
who sent me here,
but God....’”
– Genesis 45:8a

The Children of Israel

posted Aug 8, 2020, 10:21 AM by Faith UCC

Sunday, August 9
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 105
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Romans 10:5-15
Matthew 14:22-33
“Now Israel loved Joseph
more than any other of his children,
because he was the son of his old age;
and he had made him a long robe with sleeves.
But when his brothers saw
that their father loved him
more than all his brothers,
they hated him,
and could not speak peaceably to him.”
– Genesis 37:3-4

Privilege and Pleasing God

posted Jul 25, 2020, 8:33 AM by Faith UCC

Sunday, July 26
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 105
1 Kings 3:5-12
Romans 8:26-39
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
“It pleased the Lord
that Solomon had asked this.”
– 1 Kings 3:10

God’s Word in God’s World

posted Jul 11, 2020, 12:35 PM by Faith UCC

Sunday, July 12
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm 119
Isaiah 55:10-13
Romans 8:1-11
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven,
and do not return there until they have watered the earth…
so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”
– Isaiah 55:10-11

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