Posts from October 2020

Posts from October 2020

From Your Pastor, October 31

Saturday Devotionals – Election Sermons Now that the fall has begun and it’s an election year, a summary of some past sermons might help all of us think about and focus on politics and elections. All the sermons in this series are non-partisan—actually, pre-partisan—so enjoy some biblical meditations. For this weekend, I hope you enjoy the summary of the following…

From Your Pastor, October 30

In Love He Predestined Us for Adoption “In love he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.”— Ephesians 1.4-6  On July 31, 1547, John Knox was sentenced as a galley slave in the hull of a French ship, The Notre Dame.…

From Your Pastor, October 29

The Problem in 1992 and 2020 “Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal man who cannot save.” 146:3       I had been up much of the night watching presidential election returns in November 1992. Third party candidate Ross Perot, along with a moderate Republican, coupled with a charismatic “New Democrat” candidate all worked to reward…

From Your Pastor, October 27

A Real Legacy “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide… (John 15:16).”  In John 15:16, God’s election is a primary reminder that, just as we didn’t choose Christ by our own wisdom and ability, we don’t bear fruit on our own. The fruit we bear in this life is inspired and generated by…

From Your Pastor, October 26

Recreation or Play?  “I am just living for my next _______.”  How would you finish that sentence?  My next….. Day off? Night out? Vacation? Trip to the lake?  There are a lot of people who don’t enjoy their work, but live for the weekend.  There is no doubt that some people have more enjoyable jobs than others. And, some people’s primary work is not their job. They may be…

From Your Pastor, October 24

Saturday Devotionals – Election Sermons Now that the fall has begun and it’s an election year, a summary of some past sermons might help all of us think about and focus on politics and elections. All the sermons in this series are non-partisan—actually, pre-partisan—so enjoy some biblical meditations. For this weekend, I hope you enjoy the summary of the following…