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GOD EXPLAIN YOURSELF!

Message Title: GOD EXPLAIN YOURSELF! Theme: In Our Sorrows Season: Ordinary Main Text: Job 38:1-7, 34-41 Scripture Reading: Hebrews 5:1-10 RCL Scripture: Job 38:1-7, (34-41) or Isaiah 53:4-12 Psalm 91:9-16 or Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c Hebrews 5:1-10 Mark 10:35-45 Focus: God responds to Job’s questions without justifying himself. Function: To stop justifying God’s action in … Continue reading GOD EXPLAIN YOURSELF!

Stage Left is Satan?!

Message Title: Stage Left is Satan?!Theme: In Our SorrowsSeason: OrdinaryMain Text: Job 1:1, 2:1-10Scripture Reading: Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12RCL Scripture: Genesis 2:18-24 or Job 1:1, 2:1-10 Psalm 8 or Psalm 26 Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12 Mark 10:2-16Focus: Job is a parable told through two vantage points.Function: To reframe our brains about the Parable of Job and consider … Continue reading Stage Left is Satan?!

Mama’s Wisdom

Message Title: Mama’s WisdomTheme: Words of WisdomSeason: Ordinary TimeMain Text: Proverbs 31:10-31Scripture Reading: James 3:13 – 4:3, 7-8;RCL Scripture: Proverbs 31:10-31; Jeremiah 11:18-20; Psalm 1; Psalm 54; James 3:13 – 4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37Focus: A mother reflects to her son about a wise partner.Function: To celebrate the wise people in our lives and to pursue … Continue reading Mama’s Wisdom

A Lady’s Wisdom

Message Title: A Lady’s WisdomTheme: Words of WisdomSeason: Ordinary TimeMain Text: Proverbs 1:20-33Scripture Reading: James 3:1-12RCL Scripture: Proverbs 1:20-33 or Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 19 or Psalm 116:1-9 James 3:1-12 Mark 8:27-38Focus: Proverbs opens with an image of wisdom depicted as a woman.Function: To accept God’s invitation into a fuller life.Other Notes: HOMECOMING & COMMUNION Homecoming … Continue reading A Lady’s Wisdom

Praising Wisdom

Post-Preaching Notes: I preached off of a simple outline this week. I knew what I wanted to say but didn’t write it all down because *excuses* the video has much more details than the notes. Message Title: Praising WisdomTheme: Words of WisdomSeason: Ordinary TimeMain Text: Psalm 146Scripture Reading: James 2:1-17RCL Scripture: Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23; … Continue reading Praising Wisdom

The Beauty of Wisdom

Message Title: The Beauty of WisdomTheme: Words of WisdomSeason: Ordinary TimeMain Text: Song of Solomon 2Scripture Reading: James 1:17-27RCL Scripture: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9; Song of Solomon 2:8-13; Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9; Psalm 15; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23Focus: The book Song of Songs shows the beauty of life as a form of wisdom.Function: To remember … Continue reading The Beauty of Wisdom

Season Finale

Message Title: Season FinaleTheme: Reruns & Glory DaysSeason:  Ordinary TimeMain Text: 1 Kings 8:(1,6,10-11), 22-30, 41-43Scripture Reading: Ephesians 6:10-20RCL Scripture: Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 or 1 Kings 8:(1,6,10-11), 22-30, 41-43 Psalm 84 or Psalm 34:15-22 Ephesians 6:10-20 John 6:56-69Focus: Solomon builds the templeFunction: To become a listening people who walk with intention, guided by God’s spirit.Other … Continue reading Season Finale

The Beginning of a New Era

8/15/2021 Message Title: The Beginning of a New EraTheme: Reruns & Glory DaysSeason: Ordinary DaysMain Text: 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14Scripture Reading: Ephesians 5:15-20RCL Scripture: 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 or Proverbs 9:1-6 Psalm 111 or Psalm 34:9-14 Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58Focus: David dies and Solomon inherits the monarchy. Function: To acknowledge the faith legacy we inherit … Continue reading The Beginning of a New Era

Don’t Trust the Narrator

Post preaching: I was quite sick while preaching this week. In hindsight, I should have called in pulpit supply. Let this be a lesson to any other preachers out there–take the rest day. **The Sermon will contain a brief moment of sensitive content. Please use discretion for younger audiences or those with trauma history.** Message … Continue reading Don’t Trust the Narrator

Pt 2 Bathsheba’s Pain

**The Sermon will contain some sensitive content. Please use discretion for younger audiences or those with trauma history.** Message Title: Pt 2 Bathsheba’s PainTheme: Reruns & Glory DaysSeason: Ordinary TimeMain Text: 2 Samuel 11:26 – 12:13aScripture Reading: Ephesians 4:1-16RCL Scripture: 2 Samuel 11:26 – 12:13a or Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 Psalm 51:1-12 or Psalm 78:23-29 Ephesians … Continue reading Pt 2 Bathsheba’s Pain

The Beginning of David’s Fall Pt 1

**The Sermon will contain some sensitive content. Please use discretion for younger audiences or those with trauma history.** Message Title: The Beginning of David’s Fall Pt 1Theme: Reruns & Glory DaysSeason: Ordinary TimeMain Text: 2 Samuel 11:1-15 Scripture Reading: Ephesians 3:14-21RCL Scripture: 2 Samuel 11:1-15 or 2 Kings 4:42-44 Psalm 14 or Psalm 145:10-18 Ephesians … Continue reading The Beginning of David’s Fall Pt 1

The Roommate

Message Title: The RoommateTheme: Reruns & Glory DaysSeason: OrdinaryMain Text: 2 Samuel 7:1-14aScripture Reading: Ephesians 2:11-22RCL Scripture: 2 Samuel 7:1-14a or Jeremiah 23:1-6 Psalm 23 or Psalm 89:20-37 Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56Focus: David intends to make God a home but God has other plans.Function: To turn our intentions for (insert thing) towards God’s intentions … Continue reading The Roommate

Lost & Found

Message Title: Lost & Found Theme: Reruns & Glory Days Season:  Ordinary Time Main Text: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1:3-14 RCL Scripture: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19; Amos 7:7-15; Psalm 24; Psalm 85:8-13; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29 Focus: David moves the Ark of the Covenant into Jerusalem. Function: To express gratitude for the … Continue reading Lost & Found

The Weird Thing About Grief

Message Title: The Weird Thing About Grief Theme: Reruns & Glory Days Season: Ordinary Main Text: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 RCL Scripture: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27; Lamentations 3:22-33; Psalm 130; Psalm 30; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43 Focus: David grieves two deaths. Function: To talk about our interaction with death … Continue reading The Weird Thing About Grief

Who Wrote This Script

6/20/2021 Message Title: Who Wrote This Script? Theme: Reruns & Glory Days Season: ordinary time Main Text: 1 Samuel 17:57-18:5, 18:10-16 Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 RCL Scripture: 1 Samuel 17:57-18:5, 18:10-16 or 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49; Job 38:1-11; Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32; Psalm 9:9-20; Psalm 133; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41 Focus: David … Continue reading Who Wrote This Script

Comparison is a Thief

6/6/2021 Message Title: Comparison is a Thief Theme: Reruns & Glory Days Season: Ordinary Time Main Text: 1 Samuel 8 (Israel demands a king/Saul) Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 RCL Scripture: 1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:14-15) or Genesis 3:8-15; Psalm 130 or Psalm 138; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35 Focus: Israel demands a king … Continue reading Comparison is a Thief

The Word Made Flesh

Message Title: The Word Made FleshTheme: Even the Rocks Will Cry OutSeason: EasterMain Text: John 17:6-19Scripture Reading: Psalm 1RCL Scripture: *Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; Psalm 1; 1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19Focus: Jesus prays for his disciples.Function: To engage with scripture academically and spiritually.Other Notes: Next week is Pentecost! SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm 1 The truly happy person … Continue reading The Word Made Flesh

Tv survey thing

I saw this little TV survey while wandering the interwebs. I thought I would check it out and reflect on it. How LOW can you go? Lower than me??? My score is : ___ out of 100🤦🏼‍♀️ You never realize how much/little TV you watch until you fill out a list. Put a 💜 by … Continue reading Tv survey thing

What Friends Are For

Message Title: What Friends Are ForTheme: Even the Rocks Will Cry OutSeason: EasterMain Text: John 15:9-17Scripture Reading: Psalm 98RCL Scripture: *Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17Focus: Jesus charges his disciples to act as friends. Function: To engage with the Chosen Family of God rather than divide.Other Notes: Mother’s Day SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm … Continue reading What Friends Are For

Palm Sunday: A Man with The Promised Plan

Message Title: A Man with The Promised PlanTheme: Holy WeekSeason: LentMain Text: Isaiah 42:1-9; 49:1-7; 50:4-9a; 52:13-53:12Scripture Reading: Mark 11:1-11RCL Scripture: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 or Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 11:1-11 or John 12:12-16 or Mark 14:1-15:47 or Mark 15:1-39, (40-47)Focus: God promises deliverance through the Suffering Servant of Isaiah.Function: To believe in … Continue reading Palm Sunday: A Man with The Promised Plan

WWJE (What Would Jesus Eat?)

originally preached on 4/18/2021 Message Title: WWJE (What Would Jesus Eat?)Theme: Even the Rocks Will Cry OutSeason: EasterMain Text: Luke 24:36b-48Scripture Reading: Psalm 4RCL Scripture: *Acts 3:12-19; Psalm 4; 1 John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48Focus: The resurrected Jesus reveals the truth through a snack. Function: To look for the physical redemption of creation and not just … Continue reading WWJE (What Would Jesus Eat?)

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