Monthly Archives: September 2020

September 2020

Is God With Us or Not~Exodus 17: 1-7

By | September 27th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley September 27, 2020 During troubling times, we have all asked this question. Our reading speaks to the issue of leadership. Moses was charged with leading the people during a period of deprivation before they could reach the promised land.  This task was difficult but doable. They needed a leader with ...

The Courage To Be Free~Exodus 16: 2-12

By | September 20th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley September 20, 2020 at Pilgrim UCC in Carlsbad CA pilgrimucc.org Our reading today tells the story of the Israelites complaining about being hungry in the wilderness. After all God did for them to be free, they were still unhappy. In every revolution, there are those who complain. They prefer life ...

The Life We Ought To Live ~ The Gospel According To Mark 1:14-15 and Paul’s First Letter to the Thessalonians 4:1

By | September 13th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Dr. James M. Lawson September 13, We are honored to have with us today, the esteemed Dr. James Lawson. The readings tells us the kingdom of God is at hand. These readings were chosen since the message of Christianity does not coincide with the teachings of Jesus. The words "kingdom of God" ...

I Warn You, Because I Love You~Ezekiel 33: 7-11

By | September 6th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley September 6, 2020 We are living in extraordinary times. Our reading talks about the people of Israel living through dark times. The prophet, Ezekiel, lived in Israel during this time of great catastrophe. They were held in captivity in Babylon. It was Ezekiel's job to keep the Israelites faithful during ...