Tag: courage

Get In The Boat

“After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake…” -from Matthew 14 We’re working through…

isaiah the prophet

Prophesying

The wolf will live with the lamb,     the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together;     and a little child will lead them. The cow will feed with the bear,     their young will lie down together,     and the lion will eat straw like the ox. The infant will play near the cobra’s…

Community of Peace

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in…

Community of Integrity

One thing I ask from the Lord,     this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord     all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord     and to seek him in his temple. -from Psalm 27 Before I really get started on this sermon about integrity, let me note two…

Setting Sail

I proclaim your saving acts in the great assembly; I do not seal my lips, Lord, as you know. I do not hide your righteousness in my heart; I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help. I do not conceal your love and your faithfulness from the great assembly. Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord; may your love…

Take Courage, Part Two

{Given at Wilmington Yearly Meetings 2014 sessions} Listen, Friends, while I tell you a story. It’s not the story of Jesus and Peter and the Sea of Galilee, not quite yet. This is an older story, much more ancient. It’s the story you have to know in order to make sense of the boat in Galilee’s storm. Listen, Friends, while…

Take Courage, Part One

{Given at Wilmington Yearly Meetings 2014 sessions} Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to…