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February 5 Sermon: What is Next The prophet spells it out: humble yourself,
abolish injustice, free the oppressed, feed the hungry, house the homeless,
clothe the naked. That agenda becomes a
shining light, evidence of God’s active presence, and we become the salt of the
earth. It’s always What Is Next for
people of faith and maybe a tighter focus for Reedville.
Lectionary Readings: Is. 58:1-9a; Ps. 112:1-9; 1 Cor. 2:1-12; Matt. 5:13-20
February 12 Sermon: The Heart of the Matter It’s easy to get sidetracked by arguments and
issues, false gods, and various distractions, and drift from the life giving
heart of faith. It’s about reconnecting
with our deepest identity in Christ.
February 19 Sermon: Being Holy Being holy is not just, or even mainly, about
belief. It’s about belief in action. To
be holy is to be distinctively, particularly, and totally defined by and
oriented toward compassion, mercy, and justice in attitude and action. It’s the life giving practice to which we’re
Transfiguration Sunday Sermon: Quarrels Among You Not many of us can report that we are
eyewitnesses of majesty, as do Peter, or Moses, or Matthew. As close as we might come is to have gazed at
the Grand Canyon or met Jennifer Aniston. But
it’s a part of our collective faith family history that can still be
encouraging to us today as we make our way through life’s shadowed valleys
Lectionary Readings: Ex. 24:12-18; Ps. 2; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matt. 17:1-9