Sermons for October 2012

The Wisdom That Makes Us Well

Let’s talk about money! Today is the day we dedicate our pledges for the life and ministry of First Church. As they say in fundraising, this sermon is my “ask”. I’m asking you to invest financially in First Church as generously as you are able. I know that many of you have come here with… Read More

The Wisdom of Serving

The Measure of a Man,
 Author Unknown/Anonymous Not “How did he die?” But “How did he live?” Not “What did he gain?” But “What did he give?”  These are the things that measure the worth Of a man as a man, regardless of birth Not “What was his station?” But “Had he a heart?” And… Read More

The Wisdom of Divestment

Pop quiz! When the wealthy man approached Jesus, asking him what he should do to “inherit eternal life” Jesus replied: You know the commandments: “You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; You shall not defraud; Honour your father and mother.” Ah, but one… Read More

The Wisdom of Shared Vulnerability

Last December, the Huffington Post recognized eleven kids who made a difference in the world in 2011. Peter Larson [for example, who is now] 17, is celebrating his 12th straight year of sleeping in a cardboard box – from November 12 through December 31 – to raise awareness for the homeless population in his hometown… Read More