Sermon text: 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13 Chapter 13 of Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth is absolutely beautiful. I think everyone would agree. Paul writes on and on about this crazy little thing called love. It is read at the majority of weddings I’ve officiated. Portions of this chapter are also found on home […]
Sermon text: 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31a The Church is the Body of Christ. It’s a metaphor frequently used by Paul, and it’s one of my favorite images for the Church. Can’t you just picture us as all the many parts of the body put together to exist and to survive and to thrive? Somebody gets
Sermon text: John 2: 1-11 Every summer at Zion Hoffman Church picnic you could count on certain events. For instance, and this was sheer dumb luck more than anything, you knew that you would have excellent weather for the outdoor service and picnic, and that is a rarity in Somerset County. It never failed us.
Sermon text: Matthew 2: 1-12 The other night, as I was driving home down Cresson Mountain on Route 22, far across the valley I couldn’t help but see the Natal Star on Chimney Rocks, shining down on our fair town. That star has been a fixture on our horizon for as long as I can
Sermon text: John 1: 10-18 Back in Somerset I had a woman who would often say, “Show me, don’t tell me.” Very often she was referring to people living out their lives of faith, as in don’t tell me how much of a Christ you are. Show me through your actions. She was leery of