Forgiving People

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church March 9, 2019 Matthew 18:15-35 The word that is translated as “church” in this passage is the word “ecclesia”, which means “called out of”. It was a term from Greek politics. It was the name of the assembly of citizens who came together to vote for magistrates, to…

Crisis of Confidence

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho June 30, 2013 1 Kings 19:1-15 Our text this morning picks up after quite an exciting story. Elijah takes on the prophets of Baal and Asherah, all 850 of them, and challenges them to a scene made for reality TV. Israeli Idol would be a…