SERMON SHORT October 6th, 2019

SERMON SHORT FOR October 6th Blessed is Self-Control Matthew.5.5, Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.              Although some may wonder if they want to inherit the earth in its current state.             But, of course, Jesus was using these words in a creative sense. “Meek” is not that push-over wussy characteristic…

SERMON SHORT for 22nd, 2019

SERMON SHORT for 22nd, 2019 A hunger for righteousness Matthew 5:6, Isaiah 58:6-9, Matthew 25:31-40 Jesus’ choice of words here are important. Hunger and thirst – two crucial needs of humans that must be met for our survival. Another word – righteousness- can take on different meanings. It can be about doing everything right to…

Sermon Short for September 15th, 2019

Sermon Short for September 15th, 2019 Be-attitudes Matthew 5:1–12, Exodus 20 For this season we will explore the Beatitudes, Jesus’ inaugural address. This series of sermons will lead us up to the Christmas season. This Sunday we’ll get a brief overview before delving into the individual blessings over the next weeks. The beatitudes, or blessings,…

SERMON SHORT for September 8th

SERMON SHORT for September 8th HERE WE GO AGAIN – RALLY DAY Isaiah 42:5-10, 2nd Corinthians 5:16-21 Yes! Here we go again. Rally Day rolls around again and another year of Gale activities and ministries takes off. But will it be the same again, as it was the same so many times before? A lot…

The sermon short for June 16th, 2019

The sermon short for June 16th, 2019 Making worthy children Luke 15:11-32, Zechariah 3:1-5              Through the summer we will be joining with St. James and Trinity churches in worship. The three ministers are going to be considering the parables of Jesus. He was always telling stories and shooting off one-liners that would be nonsense…

SERMON SHORT for June 2nd, 2019

SERMON SHORT for June 2nd, 2019 COLD HEART – HOT LIPS Isaiah 6:1-8, John 3:1-17 Isaiah saw the Lord.  Six chapters into his prophesy and he saw the Lord.  The year of King Uzziah’s death. The government changed. The Prophet changed. But the word of the Lord was ever the same. Kings come and go. …

SERMON SHORT FOR May 26th

SERMON SHORT for May 26th, 2019 HEALING AND RECONCILIATION Luke 4:24-28, 1 John 4:20-21              We can no longer ignore the reality that a people resided here before the Europeans entered this land and changed it. The indigenous population would have been people not very much different than us. They lived, worked, played, raised children,…

SERMON SHORT for May 19th, 2019

SERMON SHORT for May 19th, 2019 HOW FAR DOES LOVE GO? Acts 11:1-18, John 13:31-35              “Love one another as I have loved you.” Jesus was able to model love for pretty well everybody – even, maybe especially, the seemingly un-loveable. Peter received a vision that convinced him and his audience that anything God created…

Sermon Short for Holy Week

Sermon Short for Holy Week Good Friday – April 19th – 10:00 a.m. John Chapters 18 & 19 The story of Jesus’s passion and crucifixion is integrated with a touching story by Walter Wangerin – “Lily.” Yes, the crucifixion it a horrible reality. But there is the promise of new life on the other side.…