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 ...

December 2017

A Message for Hard Times-Isaiah 40: 1-6

By | December 10th, 2017|sermons|

Given By Rev. Madison Shockley December 10, 2017 at Pilgrim UCC in Carlsbad CA pilgrimucc.org Hard times have come to everyone at some point in their lives. Everyone can relate. In today's reading, Isaiah offers the Israelites  comfort during their suffering . They have paid double for their sins. God had been upset that Israel ...