Today congregations around the world remember and recall a seminal event from 501 years ago. On October 31^st, 1517 Martin Luther tacked a folio sheet of debating points to the castle church door at Wittenberg, Germany. Instead of sparking a discussion, it spawned a revolution. The Reformation! WE are the Heritage of that reformation. Come, let us also be reformed. And always reforming. (Reformation Sunday)
The idea that the stars of Heaven declare God’s glory is not a new concept. But today’s psalm specifically states God – quote: “determines the numbers of stars”. Even more amazing, scripture Says God also knows you…through and through! And cares about everything that concerns you. Let us too be
Star struck by the glory shining from Heaven’s throne!
Did you know that World Wide Communion began as a tradition in the Shadyside Presbyterian Church? (Pittsburgh, PA; I’ve worshiped there on that day and seen the gold plaque sunk into the Chancel floor commemorating same.) Here’s a simple sermon on the power of Jesus nurturing us today, through the Power of his blood and body! As we begin our inexorable trek towards Advent and Christmas, let us prepare our hearts and minds for the Adventure of this faith journey ahead.
Abel, you see, was the first human to die, according to Genesis. And if Abel is still speaking, then, through faith, so too are all those who have 'died in Christ' still speaking.
Adam and Eve failed. And their eyes were opened -- not only to their nakedness, but to the importance of trusting God's word.
Knowing that David was a sinner too, we are able to face the reality of our own sins, knowing that we are still a part of God’s family.
Amos speaks truth to power.
David may have been a flawed leader, but God was with him.
Jesus responds to faith in amazing ways.
Our challenge is to live in the faith that Jesus spoke about on the boat that day 2000 years ago.
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