Monthly Archives: November 2021

November 2021

A Sign of Hope~ 1 Thessalonians 3: 1-7, 9- 13

By | November 28th, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley November 28, 2021 The sermon today is inspired by the Ahmaud Arbery verdict. Three men were convicted of his murder. This was a quick decision by the jury. The evidence was clear.  Ahmaud was a victim of racist vigilantes who resented this black man for refusing their command to stop ...

Fighting for Jesus~ Gospel of John 18: 33-37

By | November 21st, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley November 21, 2021 When Pontius Pilate asked Jesus if he was King of the Jews, Jesus replied that his kingdom was not from this world. If so, then his followers would be fighting to prevent Jesus from being handed over to Rome. Jesus was not trying to have a seat ...

True Gospel or Fake News ~Gospel of Mark 13: 1-8

By | November 14th, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley November 14, 2021 Our reading talks about Jesus and the temple. He opposed what it had become. Many believe his assault on the temple lead to his crucifixion. This event is often sanitized and renamed the cleansing of the temple. This was not just about religion. It was political and economic ...

Jesus, A Widow, and Temple Economics~ Mark 12: 41-44

By | November 7th, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley November 7, 2021 This passage is a familiar one. A rich man and a poor widow donate to the temple. The widow gave all she had to the temple. The text emphasized that God was concerned about the widows, orphans, and strangers in society. These three groups were the most ...