Love Accepts Weakness

Love Accepts Weakness 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Psalm 69 Romans 15 :1-7 Listen To Love Accepts Weakness     “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get.”  Even if you are not a movie fan you probably recognize this quote from the famous 1994 movie Forrest Gump. The […]

All Is Not Lost

ALL IS NOT LOST PSALM 29 ACTS 27:13-25 Read Irene Erdei’s Obituary  Listen To All Is Not Lost                   “Is that a Noam?” That was my first thought as I walked up to Irene’s apartment door in the Talbot retirement home for the first time. For those of you who never went to Irene’s […]

Let Love In

LET LOVE IN ISAIAH 61:1-4 ASH WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 14, 2018 LISTEN TO LET LOVE IN   Isaiah’s message in chapter 61 is pretty simple.   The Spirit of the LORD is here. The time has come. To exchange beauty for ashes. The oil of gladness instead of mourning. The garment of praise instead of a […]

Love Empties Itself

LOVE EMPTIES ITSELF 1 CORINTHIANS 13:4-7 PHILLIPANS 2: 1-10 1 KINGS 17:7-16 Listen To Love Empties Itself   If love is not self seeking what is the opposite of self seeking? Paul gives us the answer in the letter to the Philippians. His answer is the first answer we learn in Sunday school as a […]

Love is Fair

LOVE IS FAIR 1 CORINTHAINS 13:4-7 JAMES 3:13-17  Listen To Love is Fair “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude.” I don’t know about you but I think it is clear that Paul has lost his mind at this point. I don’t know about you […]

Love is Kind

Love is Kind 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Ruth 2:1-20 Psalm 103 Once there was an old man walking on the beach.  The beach was littered with thousands of star fish that had been washed ashore during the high tide.  The old man came upon a young boy who was eagerly throwing the starfish back into the […]

Love Suffers Long

LOVE SUFFERS LONG 1 SAMUEL 1:1-27 1 SAMEUL 2:1-11 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Listen To Love Suffers Long                 Jason Headley is an independent filmmaker and maker of the short youtube video It’s Not About The Nail . This video hits the nail on the head, or into the head as the case may be. Imagine […]

Love For Goofballs

LOVE FOR GOOFBALLS 1 CORINTHIANS 12:27-1 CORINTHIANS 13:13 Listen To Love For Goofballs   When I first arrived here at Calvin Presbyterian Church I preached a sermon called Grace For Goofballs. In that sermon I expressed how perplexed I was about the Corinthian church. Here was a church that God had apparently blessed with amazing […]

Finding Favor

FINDING FAVOR LUKE 2:1-20 PSLAM 37 Listen To Finding Favor                 Christmases at my Grandmother’s House in Oneonta New York were a time where I found favor in my life. There, at my grandmother’s house I found my grandmother’s pancakes. And we all know how much I love pancakes. I am still working on my […]

Preparing For Peace

PREPARING FOR PEACE LUKE 1:67-80  Listen To Preparing For Peace We prepare for a lot of things in this life. Much of our preparations are in the case that something bad happens or because of the fact that we cannot hold onto things in this life. We prepare for war in case conflict breaks out, […]