Given by Rev. Madison Shockley May 30, 2021 This past year has been extraordinary. The passages from our reading are among the most well-known. This talks about the call of the prophet Isaiah. A prophet speaks truth to kings and leaders and to the people. After the death of a leader, it disorients the nation. Isaiah [...]
After an eventful week, Rev. Shockley was inspired to speak on the subject of being evangelical. The word, evangelical, has received a bad reputation in today's society. Let us not consider the word as it has come to be understood but as the dynamic and progressive presentation of the Good News of Jesus to a hurting world.
The sermon today concerns God's call to each of us. The reading from Jonah 1 recounts the story of Jonah as he tries to avoid God's call to Him. Judith shares her story of how she was called to ministry. Instead of being a defining moment of clarity, the process was more of a wandering through a forest.
Luke regales us with the tale of Paul in Athens during the reading from the Acts of the Apostles. It is one of the most remarkable passages in the bible. It makes us feel as if we are right there listening to Paul give his greatest sermon.
https://vimeo.com/165978581 Given By Madison Shockley on May 1, 2016 Today's sermon is based on the reading where Paul is spreading the Gospel throughout Macedonia to the centers of power. His journey was mapped out through a dream of a man calling for help. This brings up the question of how do we hear from [...]