Sermon Archive (Page 6)

Teaching God’s word

Matthew 4:1-11 4:1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 4:2 He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. 4:3 The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of…

speaker, Balboa Union Church, Sunday, English service, Panama City

Peter, Peter

Lectionary Readings: Acts 5:27-32 Childhood memories, especially childhood memories from beach-houses and idyllic holidays, are usually the best moments etched in our minds. Well, not all of them… Our school year was the US one, not the Panamanian one – at odds with all my friends.   One of the benefits, was that whenever we’d spend…

Fathers’ Day 2012

Today we celebrate Father’s Day.  The Revista Envío (‘30 Años de Información y Compromiso’), claims that in Central America, the archetypical family is a MYTH, and that single mothers are the NORM.  Envío cites studies that claim that in Central America, men and women do not function as an economic unit living under one roof,…

speaker, Balboa Union Church, Sunday, English service, Panama City

Sunlight and Street Lamps

Sunlight is said to be the best bleach and streetlamps the most effective police officers… Lectionary Readings: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Luke 1:46b-55 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24 John 1:6-8; 19-28 Growing up here in Panama, I went to Boarding School in Chame. As a child, after playing games or skating on the basketball court, we’d head…

God’s EASY Path: Your Secret to Happiness

“God’s EASY Path: The Secret to Happiness” From the Revised Common Lectionary for 10 October, 2010 2 Kings 5:1-16 (New International Version) Naaman Healed of Leprosy 1 Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him…

Jesus Couldn’t Sell Soap

JESUS COULDN’T SELL SOAP Sue Robbins The story of Jesus is intriguing to me on so many levels. But one of the things I find MOST interesting is how he did and said absolutely everything NOT to be famous, NOT to start a religion, NOT to be one of the central figures of humankind. Ask…