Sermons by Rev. Barbara Keast

“How Great Is Our God”

Fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds; there is no one who does good. The Lord looks down from heaven on humankind to see if there are any who are wise, who seek after God. They have all gone astray, they are all alike perverse; there is…

“No Longer Remote”

Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Get up and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” (This is a wilderness road.)  So he got up and went.  Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, in charge…

“Surprised by Joy”

Jesus himself stood among [the disciples] and said to them, “Peace be with you.”  They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost.  He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?  Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I…

“Looking at Jesus”

Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”  Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.  Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the…

“In Need of Repair”

Super glue – what would we do without it?  My family has a stash in a drawer in our kitchen, and pull it out pretty frequently.  Over the years we’ve had a lot of items in our home – from broken toys to knick-knacks on the windowsills – that have been patched back together to…

The Comfort of Peace

The dove – a symbol of peace for thousands of years in many different cultures.  From Genesis in the story of Noah’s Ark, to Jesus’ baptism when the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove – the dove has been a meaningful symbol.  And as we come together on this Second…

“How Does Your Vineyard Grow?”

[Jesus said] Listen to another parable.  There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower.  Then he leased it to tenants and went to another country.  When the harvest time had come, he sent his slaves to the tenants to collect…

“Overcome”

Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor.  Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord.  Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.  Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend…

“Finding Our Way”

“Jacob left Beer-sheba and went towards Haran.  He came to a certain place and stayed there for the night, because the sun had set.  Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place.  And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on…