Blessed

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scripture Readings: Job 42: 1-6, 10-17; Hebrews 7: 23-28; Mark 10:46-52 We often speak about or at least read our scriptures in light of the injustices and pain of the world. We often seek to embrace Jesus’ hard words of discipleship. This Sunday’s lectionary texts seemed to gather around the theme of…

Sow Thusly

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scripture Readings: Psalm 1, James 3:13-4:10 “My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance; and let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing.” My…

Be Wise(ish)

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scripture Readings: Proverbs 9:1-6, Ephesians 5:15-20, John 6:51-58 The stories we tell are usually more action/adventure than “wisdom.” Christian Peacemaker Team’s Art Gish, with bushy white brethren beard and red CPT hat standing arms wide in front a tank in an attempt stop the destruction of a vegetable market in the city…

Trinity Sunday—We have had enough of sermons from pulpits

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scripture Readings: John 3:1-17; Romans 8:12-17 “We have had enough of sermons from pulpits.” We have had enough of sermons from pulpits. This rings in my ears. Weeks ago, the Great March of Return was mounted to nonviolently protest unjust treatment in Gaza. Gaza has been under Israeli blockade, surrounded by an electric…

This is a Wilderness Road

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scripture Readings: Acts 8:26-40, 1 John 4:7-21, John 15:1-8 Yesterday morning, somewhere between 5:30 and 6, I made the connection that my sermon was titled “This is a wilderness road” and that I would spend the day before preaching it running on trails. Though the race was not a surprise (it took some…

I HAVE SEEN THE LORD!

Preacher — Micah Bales Scripture Readings – Isaiah 25:6-9, Acts 10:34-43, and John 20:1-18 He is risen! Hallelujah! Jesus Christ is risen from the dead. (Can I get an amen?) God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the…