'patience' tagged sermons

Mount up with wings like eagles, wait on the Lord, wait, rest, run, walk, weary, faint

Mount up with wings like eagles

Readings:  Isaiah 40: 21- 31 Mark 1: 29-39 Isaiah 40:21-31 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 21 Have you not known? Have you not heard?     Has it not been told you from the beginning?     Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? 22 It is he who sits above the circle of the earth,     and its inhabitants…

light, Holy Spirit, spirit, godly, saintly, Christian, Christ, Jesus, filled, repentance

Let there be light

Readings: Genesis 1: 2-3 …And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Mark 1:4-11 4 John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.  … 8 I have baptized you with water; but he…

prayer, fasting, pray, God, Lord, feed the poor, heal the sick, widows, orphans, look after, care for, church

Prayer & Fasting

This morning we are looking at Isaiah once again, but now a chapter towards the end.  You may recall that as a whole book, I explained that it can be viewed as 2 parts, chapters 1 to 39, and then from chapter 40 to the end. As a whole, Isaiah addresses the Babylonian exile of…

woman, women, helper, mate, partner, equal, gender rights, discrimination, equality, Bible, God, Jesus, Christians

A helper who is just right

Lectionary Genesis 2:18-24 A helper who is “just right” You’ve all heard the 10 reasons why God created, Eve, right? God worried that Adam would always be lost in the garden because He knew men would never ask for directions. God knew that Adam would one day need someone to hand him the TV remote…

words, tongue, gossip, truth, think, feelings, criticism, self-control, speak, control

We all stumble in many ways

If you asked me to name my favourite book of the Bible, I would be hard-pressed to choose between Proverbs and James.  This could be because James seems to be so knowledgeable about Proverbs.  The book of James is quite short:  it has only five chapters and is known for its practical wisdom and common sense.…

mistakes, learning, growth, change

We all make mistakes sometime…

Lectionary: 2 Samuel 11: 1-15 The story of David is not about a saint. He had many faults, numerous sins throughout his life. As John Walton writes, “God has not given us the Bible with the intention that we put the heroes of the faith up on pedestals of awe and reverence. In contrast, we…

We’re Walking Here

There was a wonderful op-ed in the NY Times this week about the ways people transport themselves safely from one place to another in Manhattan. There are cabs, buses, cars, subways, and bicycles – more bicycles than ever, and the roads are getting friendlier to them all the time — but in New York City,…