Authority

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho January 29 ,2017 Luke 6:1-16 Last week, Jesus was talking to Simon Peter about fishing for people. We considered what that somewhat awkward metaphor might look like today. If you read the rest of chapter 5, it seems that fishing for people involves healing people…

Making Me Lie Down

A Sabbath Sermon from Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho Psalm 23    (trans. by Robert Alter) The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. In grass meadows He makes me lie down, by quiet waters guides me. My life He brings back. He leads me on pathways of justice for His name’s sake. Though…

Sabbath

Our church changed our monthly worship ‘rhythm’ this summer. Once a month, we worship Saturday at 5 pm and then take Sunday as an intentional day of sabbath rest. On the Sunday when we don’t worship, people are invited to be intentional about how they spend their “day off”. It is not another day to…

Gift of Sabbath

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church on June 28, 2014 (This was at our Saturday Evening Sabbath Service. We’ll be doing this, instead of Sunday worship, the last week of each month.) Exodus 18:13-27 Thank you for being here tonight. I truly am grateful for your willingness to try something very different. I know…