Sermons from November 2023

Sermons from November 2023

Nov 19: The Church Still Matters

25th Sunday after Pentecost: The Church Still Matters Scripture: Ephesians 1:15-23 What we often perceive to be the case isn’t always the case. For example, the image to the left is a bird’s eye view of the backyard of the parsonage in Adrian, where we lived for six years.  From the picture, the backyard looks to be the typical flat lawn. But in reality, it significantly slopes downwardly toward the rear-left corner of the yard. In fact, the slope is…

Nov. 12: Dead, But Not Dead

24th Sunday After Pentecost: “Dead, But Not Dead” Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11 I know I’ve shared with you before that on the occasions Caroline is gone for a couple of days, I tend to put off the cleaning up the kitchen until shortly before she’s due home. While doing this clean up, I’ve sometimes asked myself, What if she comes home early? It’s not as though she’d be upset with me; that’s not the issue. It’s more about how I’d…