Sermon for 04/29/2018 – “Laughing with God at Life”

Laughing with God at Life 2 Corinthians 4:7-18 with Philippians 4:4-7 Last in the series “Laughing with God” In the days of sailing ships, a terrible storm arose and a ship was lost in a deserted area.  A lone surviving sailor washed upon an uninhabited island. In his desperation, he prayed daily for God to

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Sermon for 04/22/2018 – “Laughing with God at Respectability”

Laughing with God at Respectability – Fools for Christ 1 Corinthians 4:10-13 Fourth in the Series “Laughing with God” By Rev. Becky Schofield Motter Remember for a moment some scenes from scripture: A young man hears that there is a giant bully that is defeating the army called by God and so he, in his

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Sermon for 04/15/2018 – “Laughing with God at Legalism”

Laughing with God at Legalism Galatians 3:23-4:7 Third in the series “Laughing with God” This week, I came across some lists of strange and ridiculous laws that are still on the books around our country.  Here are some of them: It is not permitted to eat fried chicken any other way than using your hands

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Sermon for 04/08/2018 – “Laughing with God at the Impossible”

Laughing with God at the Impossible Genesis 17:1-8, 15-17 Second in the series “Laughing with God” Last week we celebrated the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on April Fools’ Day.  We proclaimed a living and victorious Savior – even after death on the cross and burial in a tomb.  We lifted up a joy that enables

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Sermon for 04/01/2018 – “Laughing with God at Death”

Laughing with God at Death John 20:1-18 First in the series “Laughing with God” [Introduce the traditional Easter greeting:  “Christ is risen!  Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!] One Sunday before Easter, a Church School teacher asked her class about the meaning of Easter. One pupil said:  “Easter is when all the family gets together and

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