Civil War

February 2022

Redeemed~ Luke 21: 23-28

By |2022-04-03T15:24:10-07:00February 27th, 2022|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley February 27, 2022 This is a time to stand up and raise our heads. Redemption is a popular theme in both the Hebrew and Christian faiths.  In ancient times, the first of everything was given to God - crops, animals, and first-born child. People gave the crops and animals to [...]

A MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY ~Fort Pillow Massacre, Reginald Owens

By |2022-03-06T16:28:48-07:00February 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Given by Reginald Owens February 6, 2022 The Fort Pillow Massacre occurred on April 12, 1864 in Tennessee. Some three hundred Union soldiers, many African-Americans, were killed even though they had surrendered. The Confederacy refused to treat these troops as traditional prisoners of war. This was one of the most controversial events of the Civil [...]

September 2021

A Just Peace~ Matthew 5: 1-9

By |2021-09-27T08:08:27-07:00September 19th, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley September 19, 2021 In Europe, church is more associated with war. Rev. Shockley traveled to Germany during his vacation and gained some insight into this association. Matthew differs from Luke on the Beatitude, blessed are the peacemakers. Matthew may have wanted to reflect on the devastating impact of war. He [...]

September 2017

Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations

By |2017-10-04T15:13:20-07:00September 17th, 2017|sermons| Given By Rev. Madison Shockley September 17, 2017 Due to technical difficulties, we lost the first five minutes of the sermon. Current events inspire the theme for today's sermon. We look to the past, specifically Nelson Mandela's actions in South Africa, to find a solution. Mandela knew that in order to move forward, they [...]

July 2017

A House Divided Cannot Stand

By |2017-07-28T13:39:05-07:00July 23rd, 2017|sermons| Given By Rev. Madison Shockley July 16, 2017 Today's reading describes the confrontation between Jesus and the scribes and Pharisees which originated the saying, " A house divided cannot stand."  Casting out demons was a common part of Jesus's ministry.  This passage describes how many, even his pwn family, had thought he had lost [...]

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