Sermons on Genesis

February 28, 2021

February 28, 2021 “A New Covenant” Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Romans 4:13-25   Mark 8:31-38   May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O God, our strength and our redeemer.  AMEN I clearly remember a television series that used to be a favorite of mine years ago. In the show there was a handsome young man of means who was a member of a prominent family, and this family used less…

February 21, 2021

February 21, 2021 “Light in Darkness” Genesis 9:8-17 I Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15 Psalm 25 Let me share a short story, points to some discomfort and then lets us wait until the light shines. Let me tell you about light shining in the midst of mess and emptiness. Do you recall a few years ago, there were some killings at a Jewish Synagogue in Copenhagen, Denmark? A month later there were some killings in Paris at a Jewish place. Well,…

January 10, 2021

January 10, 2021 “Spirit of Gentleness” Genesis 1:1-5  Acts 19:1-7 Mark 1:4-11 I have a bottle of River Jordan water on my bookshelf. Actual, official, certified Jordan River water. The bottle was clear. The water was…reasonably clear. The top was sealed and waxed and on label is said that it was actual Jordan River water where Jesus was baptized. We read of that story in the Bible. I am not about to doubt the authenticity of the water nor the…

September 13, 2020

September 13, 2020 Genesis 50:15-21 Matthew 18:21-35 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.” That is how it is recorded in the New International Version of the Bible but in the New English Bible it says, Jesus said to him, “I tell you not up to seven times, but up to…

June 28, 2020

“Welcome”             Genesis 22:1-14             Romans 6:12-23             Matthew 10:40-42 Todays passage from the Gospel of Matthew reminds us that whoever welcomes you welcomes Jesus and whoever welcomes Jesus welcomes the one who sent him…meaning the creator God. Welcome a friend, welcome a stranger and you are welcoming Jesus. It’s much like the benediction: may you see the face of Christ in everyone you meet and may everyone you meet see the face of Christ in you. That is exactly what…