Sermons on Social Justice
At first, Nicodemus is a secretive disciple of Jesus, but, after Jesus’ crucifixion, Nicodemus finds the courage to come out as a Jesus follower. Nicodemus’ story is good news for all of us in need of a second chance to respond to God’s calling to show up in love for others in need.
Watch guest speaker, Keith Snipes, deliver his message during our MLK Sunday worship service. Keith is a gifted actor, playwright, and orator and a community member of Govans’ Racial Justice Ministry Working Group.
How can we find hope in the darkness during troubling times? How can we find the strength to walk in the light of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Amos has a strong and specific testimony about God’s feelings about our worship. In short, worship on Sunday with justice Monday-Friday is deeply troubling to God. How can we approach worship in a way that is less disturbing to God and transformative to us?
How do we read these challenging passages about Israel conquering the native inhabitants of “The Promised Land”? What is our Promised Land today and what enemies must we overcome to enter into it?
Faith without works is useless, says James – what does that mean? We finish our Summer Stories Sermon Series this week with our final lay preacher, Adam Allen. Adam shares some short remarks about faith and works and the hospitality exhorted by the author of James and practiced by Omu in our final children’s book for the summer, Thank You, Omu!
Coming to terms with the truth of America and our church.
Faith without works is dead, the letter of James tells us. So why does a letter focused on action open its letter with instruction to delay speaking and anger and to start with listening, instead?
Everyone dreams about their future. We hope for the very best. God does, too. God dreams for a time when we will all live in perfect love together, and each one of us has been included in God’s dream to make it happen.
Queen Vashti was brave enough to be forgotten. To follow Jesus and change the world, we have to be brave enough to be forgotten, as well.