Sermon Archive (Page 2)

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The trees of the forest sing for joy

This morning, we lit the candle of Joy in our Advent Wreath. And we read part of the Nativity story and Cynthia read for us Psalm 96:  11-12 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; let the field exult, and everything in it.…

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Who are you?

Readings: John 1: 6-8; 19-28 6 God sent a man, John the Baptist, 7 to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. 8 John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light. 19 This was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders sent priests and Temple assistants from Jerusalem to…

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Called & Chosen

Readings: Exodus 33: 12-17 Isaiah 45: 1-7 1 Thessalonians 1: 1-7 Most of us know the story of Moses and his encounter with God at the burning bush, found in Exodus chapter 3, verses 1 to 17.  Although Moses was Jewish, he had been cast as a baby into the Nile River in a woven…

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Church Divas and Doers

This sermon is available on video on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/balboaunion/videos/1613268202050982/ Church Divas and Doers Jesus, who certainly was a Doer, not a Diva, had this simple rule for church-building: follow the Gospel: The Wise and Foolish Builders “Cualquiera pues que me oye estas palabras, y las hace, le compararé á un hombre prudente, que edificó…

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Compassion

  Readings: Romans 9: 1-15 Matthew 14:13-21 Psalm 145: 8-9, 14-21 Compassion: These verses from Matthew & Romans 9 contain a common theme: the compassion of Jesus for the crowd and the compassion of Paul for his Jewish countrymen.  Paul is anguished that his Jewish countrymen cannot see the truth of Christ being the promised…