Battered and broken by life? Shattered by the hateful word or hurtful action? Using the story of the man tormented by demons Rev. Williams reminds us that Advent is a time for all who are broken to come to the cradle, for God sent his son just for you.
As Christians we are called to love others as we love ourselves. But how can we do that, and why is it so important? Using John's first letter to the church, Rev. Williams explores the dimensions of love and offers some suggestions on how we can prove our love to others.
We love to talk about faith, but what is it really? And why is it so important? Using the story of Jesus' encounter with a Centurion, Rev. Williams helps us discover the truly transforming nature of faith.
How often do we think ourselves rich? How often do we think about the grace of God when we talk about giving? Using Paul's second letter to the Corinthians as a framework, Rev. Williams explores these ideas and more.
Jesus pronounces a word of judgement on those who believed that the show of worship was more important than the reality of who our worship touched. What do we do with that? It is a painful question that we wrestle with in this sermon.
Job insecurity. Shattered Dreams. Terrors closing in all around. It seems like hope is so hard to find in our world sometimes, if we can find it at all. Drawing on two very special stories found in Mark, Rev. Williams helps us find that hope is always there for us.
Discipleship is such a wonderful word, but have we ever really thought about what it means? By weaving together the stories of Jesus sending out the twelve and John the Baptist's death, Mark helps us understand the true cost of discipleship.
Opposition to Jesus' message and ministry has always been around. But how often to we stop to consider that sometimes we are the ones getting in the way? Mark creates a sandwich story to help us see our role in the problem.
Mark takes the story of the Last Supper and inserts it in the middle of two stories about betrayal, denial, and failure. Why? To help us understand the powerful depth of God's love and faithfulness. That's why.
If Adam and Eve were the first two people on earth, and if they had Cain and Abel, then just where did Cain's wife come from? Rev. Williams helps us discover one possible answer.
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