Sermons and thoughts from the the Rev Jon M White
What is Jesus talking about when he says that to see the kingdom of God we must be born from above?
Readings: Genesis 12:1-4a Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 John 3:1-17 Psalm 121
Jesus' temptations show us the importance of paying attention to the ways we reach for the good goals in our lives.
Readings: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 Romans 5:12-19 Matthew 4:1-11 Psalm 32
Do we only find Jesus on the mountaintop in glory, or is he also in the mundane and ordinary experiences of life?
Readings: Exodus 24:12-18 2 Peter 1:16-21 Matthew 17:1-9 Psalm 2
God invites us to live as we were created and thrive or follow our own path and wither.
Readings: Deuteronomy 30:15-20 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 Matthew 5:38-48 Psalm 119:1-8
In telling of salt and light Jesus reminds us that we work best together
Readings: Isaiah 58:1-12 1 Corinthians 2:1-16 Matthew 5:13-20 Psalm 112:1-9
We're celebrating the Feast of the Presentation and looking for signs of God's loving action in the world.
Readings: Malachi 3:1-4 Hebrews 2:14-18 Luke 2:22-40 Psalm 84
The story of Paul and Cornelius shows us how the Holy Spirit works to free us from our stuck places
Readings: Isaiah 42:1-9 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 3:13-17 Psalm 29
We are called to offer ourselves, soul and body, to God's dream for us
Readings: Jeremiah 31:7-14 Ephesians 1:3-6,15-19a Matthew 2:13-15,19-23 Psalm 84 or 84:1-8
In Jesus we can see and understand the lives God dreams for us
Readings: Isaiah 61:10-62:3 Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7 John 1:1-18 Psalm 147
The story of Joseph shows the power of generosity to remake the world
Readings:Isaiah 7:10-16 Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-25 Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18