Sermons from November 2021

Mrs. Zebedee

This morning, I want us to take a look at a conversation between Jesus and Mrs. Zebedee.  Now, I call her that because the only way Matthew identifies her in our text is as “the mother of Zebedee’s sons”, although her name was probably Salome (and you can figure that out by comparing all the…

Psalm 103

In just a few days, we will celebrate Thanksgiving, one day that is set aside every year to give thanks to God as a nation.  I don’t know if you’ve noticed this or not, but it appears to me that, in the stores, it’s gotten where Thanksgiving has become completely overlooked.  We no longer see…

God Has a Name

I am fascinated by the changing popularity of baby’s names through the years.  Sueanne and I were like most parents – we put a lot of thought into naming our children.  We wanted names that weren’t too popular (especially because of the last name of Smith), but we didn’t want names that were too strange…

A Prayer for Unity

            The story is told about an old synagogue in Eastern Europe.  When a particular prayer was said during their service, half the people in the congregation stood up and half of them remained seated.  The half that was seated started yelling at those who were standing to sit down, and the ones who were…