This week, God answers the questions God wished Moses and I had asked, not the ones we did ask. The new question: “Will you be with me?” The answer: A resounding “Yes.”
Faith is a tricky concept because the word is a noun but it should be a verb. That’s what we’re exploring in this getting back to basics sermon.
This week we dig into the Parable of the Sower and, with a little help from Godly Play, discover God’s extravagant grace and persistent love.
Our understanding of God springs directly from our desire to name God. Yes, we have the word “God,” but in our experience those three letters do not do justice to the sublime coherence of grace and love and communion that we feel when we stumble into God’s presence. So God has given us the gift of naming God as a Trinity of persons, which helps us see and relate to God. (Bonus: SPOILERS on my impending children)
Today’s sermon is a meditation on Psalm 23, an “expansion,” if you will, of the content of the Psalm. I’ve heard and read this psalm a thousand times, but working intimately with it this week has given me a new appreciation for its, theme, its gentleness, and its power.
In a rare sequel to a sermon, in this one I expand on the thoughts from last week. We are God’s glass, but we don’t emit as much light as we were designed to do.
Put your thinking cap on for this one, but let your heart remain open, too. In this sermon, I struggle to speak on something I’m not qualified to talk about.