Wild Grapes, Wicked Tenants and God the Constant Gardener

I'm not preaching on October 1, so I'm looking ahead to October 8.  This sermon was preached on World Communion Sunday in 2014.  I think you will find the exegesis on the theme of vineyards in the Hebrew scriptures still very relevant to our current situation.  Todd - With All My Soul. World Communion Sunday … Continue reading Wild Grapes, Wicked Tenants and God the Constant Gardener

Parables of Hope – July Sermon themes

As I open the newspaper this morning, the Greeks are demonstrating and the European Union is under threat of collapse, Congress is debating lifting the debt ceiling to a number higher than the miles to Alpha Centauri, the Russians won’t buy vegetables in Europe due to an E. coli outbreak, and the Supreme Court struck … Continue reading Parables of Hope – July Sermon themes

Matthew 11:2-11 “Hope over Disappointment”

As Christmas draws near, hope abounds.  Stores offer discounts raising hopes of giving and getting what we want.  Family makes plans to get together, plane tickets are purchased, menus are planned, trees are raised, lights ablaze and our hearts are warmed at the thoughts of a joyful Christmas.  Working in a homeless shelter gives me … Continue reading Matthew 11:2-11 “Hope over Disappointment”