October 2017

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“Worship a Footstool or Mountain” – 10/22/17

by judy

Matthew 22:15-22; Psalm 99 An act of imagination opens Psalm 99: The Lord sits enthroned upon the cherubim. The cherubim are powerful creatures. Two cherubim, with flaming swords, are left to guard the Garden of Eden. Cherubim and seraphim – pretty scary angels. Some angels sing in the choir and others fight in the Lord’s […]

“Stand in the Breach for One Another” – 10/15/17

by judy

Psalm 106, Ezekiel 22:30, Exodus 32:1-14, Philippians 4:1-9, Matthew 22:1-14 In Psalm 106 there are these vivid words “Therefore [God] said he would destroy them” had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach before him, to turn away his wrath from destroying them.” That’s what you call being in a hot spot. How […]

“It’s Jesus” (Philippians 3:4b-14; Hebrews 1:1-4)

by judy

Rev. Dr. Rodney Kennedy What’s Jesus got to do with it? What’s Jesus but a gentle and mild old rabbi from yesteryear? Do we bomb, bomb, bomb North Korea? What’s Jesus got to do with it? Do we repeal Obamacare? What’s Jesus got to do with it? Do we regulate guns? What’s Jesus got to […]

Court Is In Session – Exodus 16:2-15; Matthew 21:23-32

by judy

By Rev. Dr. Rodney Kennedy In 2007, Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers filed a lawsuit against God, accusing the Almighty (in a fit of alliteration) of “fearsome floods, egregious earthquakes, horrendous hurricanes, terrifying tornadoes, pestilential plagues. Lawsuit was dismissed. God doesn’t have a legal address, the presiding judges argued, so he can’t be summoned to […]