Hell is not a threat of future punishment by our God. It is now. Or at least that’s what I heard when I listened to my sister, one of the least of these, and I believe her.
Texts: 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 • Psalm 148 • Colossians 3:12-17 • Luke 2:41-52 In his video commentary introducing the bible study series Manna and Mercy, Alan Storey, a Methodist pastor from South Africa, presents the story of another young pastor, Dave, and the lesson his son taught him about what happens when people lose their Jesus. This … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, December 30, 2012: First Sunday after Christmas Day
Texts: Genesis 1:26-28; 2:7-8,15,19 + Psalm 8 + Philippians 2:1-8 + Mark 10:41-45 Good morning to you all. If you worship here at St. Luke’s with us at all regularly, you’ve probably noticed that our assembly is a little larger than usual this morning. If you haven’t noticed that, you’re probably among the group of people … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, September 9, 2012: Season of Creation — Humanity Sunday