I just wrapped up a series of testimonies during worship from some members of the church I serve around why church matters to them. Each shared their faith journey and how they landed here and where they are in their walk with God. Each was then asked to sum it all up: Why does church matter? The responses varied, but a common thread was heard: church matters because it is where we are […]
October 20, 2013 – 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time University Presbyterian Church in Tempe, AZ Scripture: Jeremiah 31.27-34 and 2 Timothy 3.14-4.5 Click here to download the sermon manuscript. © 2013 by the Rev. Eric O. Ledermann. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Why do we hate when it saps our energy when it kills our compassion when it requires so much of us
Why do we hate when we are afraid when we are unfamiliar when we are angry
Why do we hate when there are children dying when there are people suffering when we know it only adds to the global pain we all feel
Why do we hate when we say we are hungry for […]
October 6, 2013 – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time and World Communion Sunday University Presbyterian Church of Tempe, AZ This is the last in a series on Why Church Matters in our time. Scripture: Psalm 137 and Luke 17.5-10 Click here to download the manuscript. CD recordings of the entire service are available by contacting the Church Office. © 2013 by the Rev. Eric O. […]