Sermons by Rev. Sheila Murray

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No Entitlement

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Matthew 22:1-14 Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying:  “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son.  He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come.  Again he sent other slaves, saying, […]

When Gratitude Breeds Attitude

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Luke 17: 11-19 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance,  they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”  When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” […]

Good Intentions

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MATTHEW 21:23-32 When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” Jesus said to them, “I will also ask you one question; if you tell me the […]

Uncommon Justice

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Matthew 20:  1 – 16 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.  After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle […]

We Sing of the Church

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Matthew 18: 15-20 15 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two […]

A Song Of Faith

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A Song of Faith. We sing of God the Spirit, faithful and untameable, Who is creatively and redemptively active in the world. The spirit challenges us to celebrate the holy not only in what is familiar and also in that which seems foreign.  We sing of the Spirit, who speaks our prayers of deepest longing […]

Balance

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A Song of Faith We find God made known in Jesus of Nazareth.  And so we sing of God the Christ, the Holy One embodied.  We sing of Jesus, a jew, born to a woman in poverty in a time of social upheaval and political oppression.  He knew human joy and sorrow.  So filled with […]

Taking for Granted

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With the church through the ages we speak of God as one and triune, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  We also speak of God as creator, redeemer, sustainer. God, Christ and Spirit.  Mother, friend and comforter.  Source of life, living word and bond of love.  And in other ways that speak faithfully of the one […]

Be Still And Know

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Romans 8: 31, 35-39 What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us? Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors […]

In God’s Image

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Genesis 1 (selected verses) God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures of every kind: cattle and creeping things and wild animals of the earth of every kind.” And it was so. God made the wild animals of the earth of every kind, and the cattle of every kind, and everything that creeps upon […]