Perfect Love

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church July 14, 2018 1 John 4:7-21 As we’ve already discussed as we’ve read through this book, love that is of God requires us to move closer to other people because we are all connected to each other. God’s love requires our action. And all that we struggle with…

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Move Closer

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho July 1, 2018 1 John 2:1-14 Last week we heard the first chapter of 1st John. Today we get most of the second chapter. And the theme of koinonia, or fellowship, that began last chapter continues in this one, even if the word does not…

Waiting as Justice

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho Saturday, June 9, 2018 Exodus 24:12-18, Exodus 31:12-18 Our story tonight begins where last week had begun, or maybe a different perspective of the same story. God calls Moses up the mountain, where he stays, surrounded by a cloud that looked like a devouring fire.…