Topic: Sermons

March 22, 2015 “Spoiler Alert” by Pastor Jane

March 22, 2015  “Spoiler Alert”   by Pastor Jane

It used to be – the day after a TV show – or a big movie weekend– you’d go to work or to school the following day to discuss what happened or talk about the latest cliffhanger… Surely some of you even remember the whole “who shot JR” hype from Dallas way back when… But, truth is no one wants to know what’s happened after the fact. They need to see it for themselves even if it takes a few days to catch up…then they can be part of the conversation. Imagine – there are even people who read the ending of a book after just getting started with the first few chapters… Some even go back to read the pages in between… Well, at least I do. These days the instant something happens, it’s posted on social media and there’s immediate conversation…and discussion…   If you don’t want to know what’s happened, you better not put on the TV – read a newspaper – check Facebook or your Twitter feed until you have a chance to catch it for yourself.

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March 18, 2015 “Jesus Calls Us” By Pastor Jane

March 18, 2015  “Jesus Calls Us”  By Pastor Jane

“Love Me More than These” – Psalm 119:129-140

During this season of Lent we’re using the hymn “Jesus Calls Us” (page 696) to guide us each week during these midweek services.

Here we are at week 4 – with our text that reads:

“In our joys and in our sorrows, days of toil and hours of ease, still he calls, in cares and pleasures, “Christian, love me more than these.”

No doubt about it – the Psalmist’s voice in the text this week shares his frustration directly with God… His understanding of faith is clear which accounts for his disappointment and his weariness at – life and at the people that he sees around him. He makes it very clear that he just doesn’t understand the lack of commitment from others who claim to be people of God.  I can’t help but wonder how disappointed this same Psalmist might be with so many of us today… That rather than keeping promises – we make excuses…

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