Taken from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, this sermon seeks to persuade listeners not to waste a single moment more waiting to follow Christ.
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Images have a strong impact on us and are not easily or quickly forgotten, making the damage done by pornography toxic to our souls and relationships.
19th Sunday After Pentecost; 10.07.12; Job 1:1; 2:1-10
When God Comes Down
In the gospel story, Jesus and Peter walked on water. What is this bizarre story all about? Modern enlightened readers may have some difficulty with the credibility of stories of people walking on water. This couldn't be true. Although incredible, stories of people walking on water are not all that rare. Not long ago, I watched the illusionist Chris Angel on "Mindfreak" walk across a Las Vegas swimming pool. It just meant he could place clear plexiglass just under the surface and fool people into thinking he was like Jesus. More recently, the British illusionist Dynamo walked across the River Thames. I even read that Joseph Smith, the Mormon prophet, and some of his disciples could walk on waterwell, with hidden planks under the water.
From Job 2. Have you ever noticed how when something is set to music, you tend to remember it?
What is parabolic preaching? Jesus' parables are the key to understanding this genre of preaching.
October 4, 2009 Proper 21 Job 1:1; 2:1-10 When we hear about the city in Job 1:1, we think of Frank Baum's classic. For Uz sounds to us like Oz. But Uz was not make-believe. It could not have been more real.
It's not fair! This sermon on faith looks at the problem of why life seems so unfair and encourages us to cope with the reality of our sin-marred world by: trusting God's goodness, staying close to him, and asking him to bring good out of our pain.