Sermons from November 2023

Sermons from November 2023

New Growth: Isaiah

Preacher: Phil SwainBible Readings: Isaiah 5:1-7, 11:1-5 When you look around the world at all the conflict, the divisions, the selfishness – do you feel a sense of hopelessness. The prophet Isaiah felt the same 600 years before Jesus – and used an analogy of a desolate and trampled vineyard to describe the danger of turning away from God. But just when it seems the darkness is winning, there is a green shoot of new life – a branch growing Read more

Beloved – God’s Own Children

Preacher: Phil Swain Bible Readings: Hosea 11:1-9 As we continue the Narrative Lectionary Old Testament series, we have moved into the “prophets” section. Hosea is know as a prophet who uses a number of analogies to describe God’s relationship with us – but instead of focusing on the most well known of these analogies, we are delving into chapter 11 where God is described both as a loving parent and a roaring lion. How can these images give us insight Read more