06 Dec

Kyrie Eleison | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell delivered this sermon on December 6, 2015 (The Second Sunday in Advent). The sermon text is Malachi 3:1-7,

“Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts. But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, and they will bring offerings in righteousness to the Lord. Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of old and as in former years.

“Then I will draw near to you for judgment. I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who oppress the hired worker in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, against those who thrust aside the sojourner, and do not fear me, says the Lord of hosts.

“For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed. From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts. But you say, ‘How shall we return?’”

The other readings for the day were from Philippians 1:2-11 and Luke 3:1-20. To know more about the news articles that Pastor referenced in the sermon read Mollie Hemingway’s excellent article by clicking here.

We’re certainly praying (Kyrie Eleison) for all those whose lives were impacted by the shooting in San Bernardino last week.

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26 Nov

Giving Thanks Like a Leper

Pastor Bramwell delivered this sermon on November 25, 2015 (Thanksgiving Eve). The sermon text is Luke 17:11-19,

“On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee.  And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance  and lifted up their voices, saying, ‘Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.’  When he saw them he said to them, ‘Go and show yourselves to the priests.’ And as they went they were cleansed.  Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice;  and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Then Jesus answered, ‘Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine?  Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?’  And he said to him, ‘Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.’”

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