On Sunday morning I preached about Luke 2:41-52. If you were in worship you heard me say it’s a story I don’t really know how to process. It doesn’t offer us a quick, easy lesson on grace or justice, and there are no heart-warming verses to memorize or tape to your mirror.
Do you remember the scene in Bruce Almighty where Bruce (Jim Carrey) is frantically driving down the road as he pleads for God to give him a sign? A flashing road sign blinks in front of him “caution ahead” and a construction truck packed with signs reading “stop,” “yield” and “road closed” cuts Bruce off.
The Christian Aid Affirmation that was presented by Rev. Ron Foster on Sunday, July 12. (This may be read responsively by two groups)
Rev. Ron Foster preaches about the story of Jesus feeding the 5000 from a young boy’s lunch.
Rev. Ron Foster preaches a sermon on the value of viewing the world and God from the perspective of a child. Mark 10:14-15
Rev. Nicole C. Houston preaches a stirring sermon about loyalty and families using the story of Ruth and Naomi from the Bible. “Family” is not determined solely by blood relations but also by commitment. Ruth 1:1-18
Rev. Byron Brought preaches a sermon that scratches the surface of the problem of theodicy using the story of Joseph and his brothers. Genesis 50:15-21