Sermons by Rev. Sheila Murray

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Opening Act

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Luke  3: 1-6 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of It ur ae a and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the […]

Empowered by Fear

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Luke 21:25-36 “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves.  People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then […]

So, What Do You Say?

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John 18: 33-37 Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?”  Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed […]

Endings and Beginnings

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Hebrews 11 (selected verses) Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval. By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible. By faith […]

Give Up The Guilt

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Hebrews 10 (selected verses) “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord: I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds,” he also adds, “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” Where there is forgiveness of […]

Immediate Access

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Hebrews 9 (selected verses) Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly sanctuary. For a tent was constructed, the first one, in which were the lampstand, the table, and the bread of the Presence; this is called the Holy Place. Behind the second curtain was a tent called the Holy of […]

Rest Easy

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Hebrews 3, 4 & 5 (selected verses) Therefore, while the promise of entering God’s rest is still open, let us take care that none of you should seem to have failed to reach it. Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, […]

The Problem With Angels

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Hebrews 1 & 2 (selected verses) Hebrews 1-2:1 Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets,  but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom he also created the worlds.  He is the reflection of […]

Not Yours or Mine but Ours

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Deuteronomy 24: 10-22 When you make your neighbor a loan of any kind, you shall not go into the house to take the pledge. You shall wait outside, while the person to whom you are making the loan brings the pledge out to you. If the person is poor, you shall not sleep in the […]

In the Bulb

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1 Corinthians 12: 12-27 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink […]