The Divine Vine

The Divine Vine

  The Divine Vine 03 May 2015 Fifth Sunday of Easter Lectionary: Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:25-31 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8 Sermon: The Divine Vine Lifeblood. When you hear that word, what do you think? Perhaps our first thought when we hear that term is the blood that...

Embodied Faith –5/3/15

Whenever you preach a story sermon, it helps to use props.  These can be anything to either look at or handle.  The best props are ones that people can hold in their hands, use to participate along with you in the course of the sermon.  Whenever you allow people...

10 Commandments Makeover

10 Commandments Makeover In an article entitled “Preaching to the Modern Pagans,” Bryan Appleyard, a British journalist and novelist (e.g. Bedford Park) tells how he interviewed a person who kept quoting the Decalogue. Inspired to revisit these ancient words for the...

Raoul Wallenberg

Raoul Wallenberg was a Swedish businessman who was sent on a diplomatic mission to Budapest in June 1944, but who ended up saving tens of thousands of Jews from deportation to Nazi camps. How did it happen? On the banks of the Danube, at night, Jews were shot, often...

My Prayer For You – 5/3/15

Take hold of me Lord.  Accept this offering of freedom, of memory, of mind, of will.  These I cling and count as my own.  All are your gifts, Lord; now I am returning them.  They are yours.  Do as you will. Give me only your free gift of love. In this you give all; ...