Monthly Archives: January 2022

January 2022

Filled and Fulfilled~ Luke 4: 14-30

By | January 23rd, 2022|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley January 23, 2022 The life of Jesus was bracketed by danger. Luke tells the story of Jesus visiting Nazareth during his ministry. At first, the people welcome him. They liked his powerful message and teachings. After his baptism and spiritual journey into the wilderness, Jesus gained the power of the ...

Does God Go To Church?~ Amos 5: 21-24

By | January 16th, 2022|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley January 16, 2022 Amos tells us of the anger of God at the hollowness of the ancient Israelite religion and the shallowness of their faith. Religion is like a cult. A cult is any community that is organized to venerate, worship and propagate a person. The ancients saw the Jewish ...

On Fire For Jesus~ Luke 3: 16-21

By | January 9th, 2022|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley January 9, 2022 at Pilgrim UCC in Carlsbad CA The Bible was not written all at once but evolved over thousands of years. Luke used the Gospel of Mark as a starting point and then used other sources to fill out his gospel. After adding the birth narrative, Luke has ...

Back to the Future~ John 1: 1-10,14

By | January 2nd, 2022|sermons|

Given by Rev. Mary Ferris January 2 2021 As we start a new year, we wonder if anything has changed. The church has its own calendar cycle. Each cycle brings all the events of the past while adding new memories. This cycle is a culmination of the past and sows the seeds for the future. ...