Sermons and thoughts from the speculative top by the Rev Jon M White
Jesus, pepperoni pizza, and the gift of grace
Readings: Amos 7:7-17 Psalm 82 Colossians 1:1-14 Luke 10:25-37
Our civic freedoms are freedoms "from," but Christ's freedom is a freedom "for"... For peace, for love, for reconciliation, for a loving response to our neighbors.
Readings: 2 Kings 5:1-14 Psalm 30 Galatians 6:7-16 Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
Sometimes the chaos of life seems to cut us off from God; but God remains.
Readings: 1 Kings 19:1-15a Psalm 42 and 43 Galatians 3:23-29 Luke 8:26-39
At Pentecost we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit, not just to the apostles in Jerusalem two millennia ago, but to us as well.
Readings: Acts 2:1-21 Romans 8:14-17 John 14:8-17, 25-27 Psalm 104:25-35, 37
Jesus' ascension is a testament to His trust in or ability to get it right and to continue His work.
Readings: Acts 1:1-11 Ephesians 1:15-23 Luke 24:44-53 Psalm 47
What does it mean to be a Christian? What's the point of following Jesus?
Readings: Acts 16:9-15 Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 John 14:23-29 Psalm 67
Part of God's call on us is to be stewards of the Creation, ensuring the right and sustainable use of the world's abundance for us and future generations.
Readings: Acts 11:1-18 Revelation 21:1-6 John 13:31-35 Psalm 14
Immersing ourselves in the stories of our faith brings beauty and understanding to our lives and clarity in our calling.
Readings: Acts 9:36-43 Revelation 7:9-17 John 10:22-30 Psalm 23
Conversion is an openness to seeing the world differently so that we can act differently in the world.
Readings: Acts 9:1-6 Revelation 5:11-14 John 21:1-19 Psalm 30
Acknowledging Jesus' reality isn't the same thing as living a Christ-centered life
Readings: Acts 5:27-32 Revelation 1:4-8 John 20:19-31 Psalm 118:14-29