Sermons by Beth Anne Gray

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

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…

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

Your mindset

When you say “I’m going to trust God and I’m not going to worry about ‘this'”, guess what your mind thinks about? Usually not about trusting God: in fact, it starts worrying about ‘THIS’! It’s especially the same thing when you are upset about something that someone else said or did, you mind just plays it over, time and time again. You try to focus on something else, and it the anger or frustration or hurt bubbles back up to the surface and you replay once again the whole scenario!

“Well, I’m just not going to think about that right now!”

How’s that workin’ for you?

The mind can be so fickle – it has to be trained to focus!
Is you mind set on Christ and God within? Have you set your mind on the Spirit, which is life and peace?

Our challenge, as Christians, is to have the discipline to set our minds on “things of the Spirit”, as expressed in Romans 8.

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

Slavery or Freedom

Yesterday, July 1st – was Canada Day… in a couple of days, the United States will be celebrating 4th of July – a day of celebration of independence.  Choosing whom to serve.  It seems very appropriate then, that today we consider Romans 6: 12-23 that Phil Edmonston read for us: freedom or slavery, discussing who…

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

Rejoicing in Sufferings

Readings: Romans 5: 1-8 Matthew 9:35 – 10:8 Psalm 100 Rejoicing in Sufferings I invite you to think for a moment about that Olympian champion, the one that sat on the sofa every day watching TV, checking their internet, and reading books.  The one that slept in every morning, had a full cooked breakfast, eating…

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

Pentecost Sunday

Readings: Acts 2: 1-21 1 Corinthians 12: 3b-13 Welcome to Pentecost Sunday – a day when we remember Jesus’ promise to the disciples to send “the Comforter”, so that they would never be alone.  If you recall, in John 7, verse 38, Jesus says: “Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water.”…

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

The Good Shepherd

Welcome to the Good Shepherd Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Easter (or the third Sunday after Easter if you prefer), where every year we remind ourselves of a special relationship that we have with our Creator.  Each year, we read on Good Shepherd Sunday two particular readings: Psalm 23:  The Lord is my Shepherd John…