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  • Sermon: Field of Hope
    September 25, 2022 Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 by Eric Anderson You may recall that I introduced Jeremiah last week as a gloomy prophet. It’s a well-deserved reputation. In chapter 32 of his book, Jeremiah was being held in the royal palace at the order of the king. Why? Well. The nation of Judah and […]
  • Sermon: Is There No Balm in Gilead?
    September 18, 2022 Jeremiah 8:18-9:1Psalm 79:1-9 by Eric Anderson Jeremiah – the prophet, not the bullfrog – has a reputation among readers of the Bible. Gloomy. Angry. Paranoid. Complaining. There’s even a book in the Bible called the Lamentations of Jeremiah, in which later poets seem to express the prophet’s grief. That’s a gloomy person, […]
  • Sermon: Let’s Try That Again
    September 11, 2022 Exodus 32:7-14Luke 15:1-10 by Eric Anderson These two readings from the Bible aren’t precisely parallel. Exodus 32 – God’s response to the creation of the golden calf by the Israelites fleeing from Egypt – was a real crisis. God had delivered the Ten Commandments in chapter 20 and followed it up with […]
  • Sermon: Deliver Me
    August 21, 2022 Psalm 71:1-6Luke 13:10-17 by Eric Anderson Deliverance is one of the great themes of the Hebrew Bible and of the Christian Bible. The stories of the Old Testament praise God for delivering the people from hopelessness, from famine, from slavery, from ignorance, from the threats of hostile neighbors, from unethical and incompetent […]
  • Sermon: When Prophets Get Cranky
    August 14, 2022 Jeremiah 23:23-29Luke 12:49-56 by Eric Anderson “Is not my word like fire, says the LORD, and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?” We sort of expect the prophet Jeremiah to be cranky. Even without knowing the history of his time – which was, in short, a series of crises […]

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