Tag Archives: Pentecost

Cornerstone #3

Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Alyce Keener, Vicar
Reading: Matthew 25:31-40

Then those ‘sheep’ are going to say, ‘Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?’ Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me — you did it to me.’ (Verses 37-40)

Real Wisdom

Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: James 3:17-18

Real wisdom, God’s wisdom, begins with a holy life and is characterized by getting along with others. It is gentle and reasonable, overflowing with mercy and blessings, not hot one day and cold the next, not two-faced. You can develop a healthy, robust community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if you do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honor.

You Know What To Do

Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Micah 6:8

But God has already made it plain how to live, what to do,
what God is looking for in men and women.
It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor,
be compassionate and loyal in your love,
And don’t take yourself too seriously —
take God seriously.

It Is Our Foundation

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Readings: Mark 12:28-34, Matthew 22:34-40

Jesus said, "The first in importance is, ‘Listen, Israel: The Lord your God is one; so love the Lord God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence and energy.’ And here is the second: ‘Love others as well as you love yourself.’ There is no other commandment that ranks with these.” (Mark 12:29-31)

Me First, Me First!

Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Mark 10:35-45

Whoever wants to be great must become a servant. Whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave. (Verse 44)

God Means What God Says

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Alyce Keener, Vicar
Reading: Mark 10:17-31

Jesus was blunt: "No chance at all if you think you can pull it off by yourself. Every chance in the world if you let God do it." (Verse 27)

Divorce — Now the Rest of the Story

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Mark 10:2-16

When they were back home, the disciples brought it up again. Jesus gave it to them straight: “A man who divorces his wife so he can marry someone else commits adultery against her. And a woman who divorces her husband so she can marry someone else commits adultery.” (Verses 10-12)

Preservatives

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Alyce Keener, Vicar
Reading: Mark 9:38-50

Why, anyone by just giving you a cup of water in my name is on our side. (Verse 41)

So You Are Listening, But Do You Hear?

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Mark 9:30-37

He sat down and summoned the Twelve. “So you want first place? Then take the last place. Be the servant of all.” (Verse 35)