Monthly Archives: June 2016

June 2016

Spiritual Leadership for the 21st Century

By | June 26th, 2016|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/173197065 Today's sermon comes from 2 Kings 2. We have been talking about Elijah, one of the greatest prophets. He lived during a time of great idolatry. Great times call forth great people. God called prophets to challenge, confront, and contest those in power, whether it be a king or a priest. A prophet went ...

The Gun – The True American Idol

By | June 19th, 2016|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/172264565 Today's reading from Exodus 20:1-5a talks the Commandments. In spite of being a Christian nation, we have a fickle relationship with our faith regarding the First Commandment. Our strong devotion to guns seems to conflict with not worshiping anything other than God. The gun is the true American idol. We have more guns per capita ...

Madness and Murder

By | June 12th, 2016|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/171246802 The reading from I Kings 21 speaks of the troubles King Ahab encounters after his madness leads to murder. His greed causes the death of an innocent man. The anniversary of the Charleston Church shooting is coming up and still needed to be reflected on. Racism, both in our society and in our politics, ...

An Alliance of Losers

By | June 5th, 2016|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/169955329 The reading from I Kings 17 talks of the prophet, Elijah. Those who speak truth to power often end up as losers. Even though it is a divine appointment, it is a hard job. The times they live in are filled with terrible events which is why prophets are called. There are consequences for ...