A Story Of Two Brothers’ Failure

Wisdom and Finance Based on Adam Hamilton's Enough, Chapter 2 Sermon: 10/14/2018 Proverbs 21:5,20 & Luke 15:11-32 We know the story of the prodigal child well, don’t we? There is a man with two sons. The younger one decides he doesn’t want to wait until the will is read to spend the inheritance he knows... Continue Reading →

Shine in the Dark: Psalm 112

Psalm 112 The Psalmist gives a pretty good list of things by which those who honor the Lord may be recognized: Mercy Compassion Righteousness Generosity Justice Bad news doesn't frighten them Steady hearts But I think my favorite identifying mark of one who trusts in the Lord is: They shine in the dark for others... Continue Reading →

Vent

Psalm 55:1-15 A few years ago I was sitting in a room with several people I love very dearly. These are people I admire, people who were responsible (in part, at least) for my religious and spiritual upbringing. In an unfortunate, but all-too-common, moment the conversation shifted to politics and suddenly I found myself a... Continue Reading →

Liturgy Inspired By Enough

  At Gooding UMC we are currently engaging in our annual Stewardship Drive. This drive is not for the sole purpose of asking for money, but is a time in which we restructure our lives (as individuals and a church) so that God is first in all that we do and are. In the past,... Continue Reading →

When Dreams Become Nightmares

Note: This sermon was preached at Gooding United Methodist Church on October 7, 2018 and is inspired by the first chapter of Adam Hamilton's "Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity" Matthew 16:24-28 Mark 10:17-31 There is a story in the Gospel of Mark about a man who has a lot of stuff-- He’s rich,... Continue Reading →

Prayerful Silence

26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will... Continue Reading →

Prayer as an Act of Faith

26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will... Continue Reading →

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