Sermon Starter: The Power of God

by Betty Jane Young
Scriptures for Sept. 11, 2011 Exodus 14:19-31; Exodus 15:1b-11, 20-21; Romans 14:1-12; Matthew 18:21-25 At the end of the Apartheid era in South Africa, a system had to be… read more

Sermon Starter: New Beginnings

by Marva Jean Hutchens
Scriptures for Sept. 4, 2011 Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 149; Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 18:15-20 On this Labor Day weekend we are culturally preparing for new beginnings, while in the… read more

How to Wrestle God (and Win)

by Shane Raynor
If you’re going to wrestle with God, you may as well put up a good fight. That’s what Jacob did in Genesis 32. And it’s one of those mysterious passages in the… read more

Christmas is Not Your Birthday: Sermon Series

by Mike Slaughter
I stood before our congregation in the fall of 2004 and said, “I want you to have a slim Christmas this year . . . and whatever you spend on your family, bring an equal… read more

Not Just a Tree

by Betsy Hall
One of the highlights for me during the Advent season is the Chrismon Tree. A Chrismon Tree is an evergreen tree decorated with chrismons, or Christ-monograms. Chrismons are… read more

Godly Play: The Circle of the Christian Year

by Sally D. Lingle
In the corner of a Sunday school classroom, behind a child-sized altar appointed with cloth, cross, candles, snuffer, and Bible, a large square of gold-colored felt hangs on the… read more
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