Sermons from August 2017

Sermons from August 2017

A Word for Kyle

And that story has brought us to this day.  I invite you to open your Bible to Acts 1:6-8. It was time to say goodbye.  Jesus gathered his followers together outside Jerusalem.  A lot had happened in the last 42 days.  The Romans executed Jesus on the cross.  A handful of Jesus’ friends buried him.  And on the third day, God raised Jesus from the dead.  Jesus hung around…

And the Wall Came Tumbling Down

I had planned to go a different direction today as we prepare to come to the Lord’s Table.  But in light of Charlottesville, the event that happened in our own city yesterday, and a couple of prayer meetings I attended on Saturday morning, the Lord changed my direction.  I invite you to open your Bible this morning to Ephesians 2:11-22. Grace Thomas grew up in Birmingham,…

Speak, Lord, Your Servant Is All Ears

George Sanders is the priest at St. Mary’s Catholic Church up on Weddington.  He also serves as a chaplain at St. Vincent Hospital’s geriatric psych unit.  At a mental health event a couple of years ago, George mentioned an occasion where a woman with dementia was rolled out to an enclosed courtyard to get some air and sunshine.  There are bushes and flowers there.  The…

Get Ready Now

During my summer Sundays in the pulpit, we’ve been in a series called Summer Nights.  We’re exploring some Bible texts that take place at night.  This morning we’re engaging a story Jesus tells as he teaches about his second coming.  I invite you to open your Bible to Matthew 25:1-13.  We’ll read this story in a moment.  But first, another story … “But It’s Not Due for a…