"A Sanctuary in the City… Living Faith"

Sermons on Psalm

The Cup of Salvation

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost – Psalm 116:1-13; I Corinthians 11:23-26; The Cup of Salvation – Paul is writing to the Corinthians. A church he knew well seemed to know many of the members of the congregation individually, and therefore, seemed to have a correspondence where he knew what was happening at the church. He writes…

Love Your Mother

Fifth Sunday of Easter – Genesis 2.4-9, 15-17, Psalm 8; Love Your Mother – It is sometimes said that the mother is the child’s first god.  There is truth in those words. The mother, most often, grows, nourishes, warms, comforts, embraces, encourages, delights in her child.  And the child is so enfolded by that love that,…

A Rule for Living Faith – With God

Psalm 63:1-9; Matthew 4:18-5:12 – Habits, routines, patterns, for good or not so good, they are conscious choices we make, at least at first. We shape our days, our preferences, our priorities. Which flavor? How much time do I need? Do I answer now or not? And after a while, we know they can turn into more thoughtless behaviors which shape who we are. How much time we spend. How we feel after we eat. How we really connect or slip into greater distance. We humans are creatures of habit. What matters are patterns we choose and priorities we pursue.