From a sermon based on Luke 10:38-42 Finding God in the Clutter (Jesus, Mary & Martha)
No matter the space, we’ll fill it, whether our homes, our computers, or our schedules. How do we find the space we need for everything that needs to go into it?
Litany of Dedication P O Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer, C Have mercy on us P O God, our refuge and strength, C Have mercy on us P O Lord, Chief Cornerstone of the church, C Have mercy on … Continue reading →
In the time before time, when the past met the future, Eternity spoke, and His voice produced nature “Let there be light,” and the darkness was ruptured Land, feather, hoof by pronouncement alone Then the One Who is plural, the … Continue reading →
Church attendance is down. That’s partly due to living in a post-churched culture and partly due to more activities that compete for time. People’s schedules are jammed, and for many, church is less essential than so many other agenda items. … Continue reading →
A little background: When the church first started, it met with a lot of opposition. It was a pre-churched culture, where people didn’t know what Christianity was about and had never heard of some Hebrew preacher named Jesus of Nazareth. … Continue reading →
Introduction Every year, our congregation gives free bibles to all of our third-grade students. Until this point, we have given them the Faith Alive Study Bible, but CPH just changed the translation for that to the ESV, which has a … Continue reading →
This summer, we ran a week-long morning camp for age 10–high school to teach kids some acting skills, discuss our hope in Christ, and give them an opportunity to express that to others. We culminated in a final performance that … Continue reading →
Title art for sermon for 5/29/16
Text: 1 Kings 8:22-24,27-29,41-43
Description: “Bringing the World to the House of God” Where is the house of God, and how can we bring people to it?
The idea is that the house of God is now the human heart through Holy Baptism, and we bring others into God’s house by bringing them into our hearts and showing them the love of Christ, letting our light so shine before men….
(And of course, because the Word of God is in our hearts, when they’re in, they’ll hear it, because it’s everywhere in there.)