June 3n
Title:"Jesus Prays for Us"
Scripture:Acts 16:16-34 & John 17:20-26
Thought for Reflection: Every week we do start our worship service with a prayer of confession and after a moment of silent personal supplication and meditation I say the words, "Who is in a position to condemn? Only Christ, and Christ died for us, Christ rose for us, Christ reigns in power for us, Christ prays for us." What is Christ praying? He's interceding with God the Father for our forgiveness and salvation.



Guest PreacherRev. Ricardo Green preaching


June 16th Trinity Sunday
Title:"How Majestic Is Your Name in all the Earth!"
Scripture:Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 and Psalm 8 Romans 5:1-5 John 16:12-15
Thought for Reflection: Trinity Sunday is an opportunity for Christians to reflect on their unique understanding of the mystery of God. Because God is three in one, in relationship, we are able to have a personal relationship with the creator of the cosmos.


June 23rd
Title:"Even Prophets Falter"
Scripture: Galatians 3:23-29 & 1 Kings 19:1-15a
Thought for Reflection: We tend to think of God's spokesmen as perfect vessels for God's Word. In reality, they are imperfect - a bit more human and the scriptures tell us they had their moments of discouragement and doubt. The good news is that God didn't give up on them nor does God give up on us.


June 30th
Title:"Inherit a Double Portion"
Scripture: Galatians 5:1, 13-25 & 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
Thought for Reflection: This morning's lection is a powerful reminder that God is working in history from generation to generation. The mission to redeem the world took place over centuries and God called saints in every age to ready the world for Christ's arrival. God is still working in history to prepare the world for Christ's final victory and the fulfilment of God Holy Kingdom.


July 7th
Title:"Are not the Rivers of Damascus, Better Than all the Waters of Israel?"
Scripture: Galatians 6:7-16 & 2 Kings 5:1-14
Thought for Reflection: The Jewish scriptures constantly remind us that God's mission to redeem the world isn't limited to the covenantal promises made to the Jewish patriarchs. The Chosen People are to be a light to the Gentiles. Christianity is for all peoples.


July 14th
Title:"I Was a Shepherd
Scripture: Colossians 1:1-14 & Amos 7:7-17
Thought for Reflection: Not only were prophets not perfect they weren't exactly special when it came to their origins. Amos was from the humblest of roots yet even he could answer God's call and speak truth to power when the leaders of Israel failed to keep God's laws.


July 21st
Title:"The Time Is Ripe for My People"
Scripture: Colossians 1:15-28 & Amos 8:1-12
Thought for Reflection: The prevailing theology in the ancient world was that the ruler, through his priests and councilors, curried favor with the divine or lost it. So went the king's faith, so went the fortunes of the nation. Amos is here to tell the people that God cares about individuals and how they follow God's command-ments.


July 28th
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Scripture: Colossians 2:6-15 & Hosea 1:2-10
Thought for Reflection: In the annals of "sermon illustrations" perhaps none is more infamous than what God directed to Hosea to do, "Go, marry a promiscuous woman and have children with her," to demonstrate what God's relationship with Israel is like. Within this uncomfortable passage of scripture, where God orders the prophet to name his children names that illustrate their brokenness from God, there is hope for future redemption.


August 4th
Title:"They Did not Realize it was I who Healed Them"
Scripture: Colossians 3:1-11 & Hosea 11:1-11
Thought for Reflection: Again, and again, the People of God turned from the one True God and broke the covenants made between them. The good news is that, even though they deserved condemnation, God did not ever give up. God continued to find ways to bridge the gap between the perfect divine and fallen humanity culminating in the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus.