Tag: light

In The Lions’ Den

At the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lions’ den. When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, “Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?” -from Daniel 6 Before we dive into Daniel, let me…

God’s Promise to Abram

The word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram.     I am your shield,     your very great reward.” But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a…

Christmas Eve Sermonette

Emmanuel means “God with us.” This is one of the titles that God chooses to be known by – God with us. But how does God get here? How does God – the one who lit the stars in the sky, the power that brought forth the trees and the salamanders and the elephants and you and me – how…

Rejoicing

This Sunday, our service was led by the children of the meeting. They provided a Christmas skit, multiple pieces of music, and offered Scripture readings and prayers. Our pastor offered this sermonette, worked out ahead of time with the organist, Phillip. Today’s theme, on this Sunday before Christmas, is Rejoice! Today we’re rejoicing in music, in silence, in prayers, in…

Following

~Darkness and Light~ Today’s scripture reading opens like a Western movie. John, the one who identified Jesus as the one who is more powerful, the kingdom of God come near, is in jail. Jesus is on the run. He withdraws to Galilee- and not the part of Galilee where he grew up, not the part where he would be known,…