Sermons by Adam Marshall-Lopez
This week’s text from 2 Samuel is a portion of a larger narrative and describes the encounter between David and the prophet, Nathan. This section of scripture illustrates how life is a constant learning process and an on-going journey. We are always on a path of discovering who we are and how we are in relationship with God, others and ourselves. We have good moments and not so good moments and hopefully we can learn from them all.
Adam Marshall-Lopez leads us as we examine both the tension between Jesus and his family (evident in their attempt to take him out of public view) and the “inner” teaching about the unforgivable sin, blaspheming the Holy Spirit.
Do you feel God calling you to respond to interruptions differently; and if so, in what way? Join us this morning as we reflect on John 12 and Jesus’ heightening conflict with the Pharisees.
The Parable of the Wedding Banquet presents several challenges about what it means to be invited. How do we get ready? What do we wear? Can we help our neighbors?
This Sunday, we launch into a new sermon series. Our current reality of social isolation in the midst of a pandemic is not the only example of widescale stress and anxiety on the human species. Psychologists and historians continue to point out that one expression of humanity seems constant across such periods of stress—creativity.
A traditional Tenebrae service at 6:00pm that will include scripture and the extinguishing of candles as we proceed through the story of Jesus’ final hours.
The prophet Amos takes some heat from the religious establishment of Northern Israel. What does his example show us about how God calls people?
Israel has come to a dark period with little to hope for. But God speaks an incredible new promise, assuring them that the story is not over.
This Sunday’s text invites us to dream about possibilities and what can happen when we come together fully and completely in Christian community. None of us are alone on this journey of faith. When we come together as the body of Christ, we can do all things through the power of the One who gives us strength.
This week, our own Adam Marshall-Lopez examines an troubling question of faith: how could 1 Samuel attribute an “evil spirit” as coming from God? Or does it actually say that?