Sermons on Isaiah

Sermons on Isaiah

A Slave of All

Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost Jump to recording at the start of the Sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Mark 10:35-45 35 James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, ‘Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.’ 36And he said to them, ‘What is it you want me to do for you?’ 37And they said to him, ‘Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left,…

Who Are You?

Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon starts at 22:18 in the recording Apologies for the odd format of the video Service Booklet Today’s Readings Gospel: Mark 8:27-38 27 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that I am?’ 28And they answered him, ‘John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.’ 29He asked them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’ Peter answered…

Unwritten Rules

Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon starts at 22:13 in the recording Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Mark 7:24-37 24 From there he set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, 25but a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard about him, and she came and bowed down at his feet. 26Now the woman was a Gentile, of Syrophoenician origin.…

Kingdom Thinking

Trinity Sunday Sermon starts at 14:45 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: John 3:1-17 1 Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. 2He came to Jesus by night and said to him, ‘Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do apart from the presence of God.’ 3Jesus answered him, ‘Very truly, I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God without…

Getting Through the Fear and Trauma

Easter Sunday Sermon starts at 25:40 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: (Mark 16:1-8) When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother ofJames, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint Jesus.And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, theywent to the tomb. They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll awaythe stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” When they…

Celebrating Too Early

Palm Sunday NOTE: The audio is substandard, with some “echo” we didn’t hear during recording. You may want to forward past some of the sections. Our apologies! Service Booklet All Readings: The Liturgy of the Palms The Liturgy of the Word Gospel: Mark 11:1-11 1When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples 2and said to them, ‘Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you…

Resetting to Default

Fifth Sunday After Epiphany Sermon starts at 17:40 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: Mark 1:29-39 29 As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. 31He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them. 32 That evening, at sunset, they brought to…

First Sunday After Christmas

This Sunday’s service was not recorded. However, you can listen to the most excellent audio recordings of the musical Prelude and Postlude: All Readings Service Booklet Epistle: Galatians 3:23-25;4:4-7 23Now before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the law until faith would be revealed. 24Therefore the law was our disciplinarian until Christ came, so that we might be justified by faith. 25But now that faith has come, we are no longer subject to a disciplinarian,  4But when the fullness of time…

Christmas Eve

Service Booklet As you may have heard, this year our Christmas Eve Service will be a recorded service.: “Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols”. We chose this option because it allows more people to participate in the service and it also allowed us to create something that feels more like what we have had in the past. We have special readers Christmas carols to sing Special music to enjoy A Christmas message

Getting in God’s Way

Third Sunday in Advent Sermon starts at 18:45 in the recording All Readings Service Booklet Old Testament: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners; 2to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; 3to provide for those…

Timing is Everything

Second Sunday in Advent Sermon starts at 22:40 in the recording Virtual Choir performance of “Lo, How A Rose Ere Blooming“ All Readings Service Booklet Gospel: Mark 1:1-8 1 The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2 As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; 3 the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the…

We Are Not in Control

First Sunday in Advent Sermon starts at 21:30 and Virtual Choir at 41:55 in the recording Direct Link to the Virtual Choir Recording: Veni, Veni Emmanuel All Readings Service Booklet Gospel: Mark 13:24-37 24“But in those days, after that suffering,  the sun will be darkened,       and the moon will not give its light,25and the stars will be falling from heaven,       and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26Then they will see ‘the Son of Man…