Sermons by Rev. Barbara Keast (Page 14)

Getting Our Values Straight

When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “’You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul,…

God in the Storm

Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory of his name; worship the Lord in holy splendor. The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the Lord, over mighty waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful;…

The Promise of Hope

Comfort, comfort my people,     says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,     and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed,     that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the Lord’s hand     double for all her sins. 3 A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare     the way for the…

What Matters

Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” But he said to him, “Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?” And he said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does…

Self-Fulfillment Through Self-Sacrifice

Sermon:            Self Fulfillment Through Self Sacrifice, Rev. Barbara Keast Scripture:            1 Peter 2:19-25 Second Sunday of Lent Why is it that some of the most creative work in advertising and imaging so often promotes beer or sports items?  Think of the TV commercials rated as the cleverest during Super Bowl broadcasts – Budweiser, especially Bud…

Rating the Gospel

“Rating the Gospel” I Corinthians 2:1-12 February 6, 2011 Rev. Barbara Keast The city of Corinth was quite a cosmopolitan hub.  Corinth was known for its wealth and luxurious lifestyle.  Archaeological excavations have revealed what may have been 33 taverns on the main thoroughfare.  Corinth was a booming commercial center.  There were many grand public…

The Guiding Light

The piles, the mounds, the mountains of snow that finally arrived this week were just beautiful. My kids were thrilled. They’ve gone sledding and built snow forts all week. Combine the beauty of the snow under a deep blue sky with reflections of light from the moon, and I feel pretty close to heaven. My…

Mary’s Song

Today is the second Sunday of Advent, twenty days until Christmas – and how many of you have your decorations all in place?  Of all the trimmings retrieved from your basement or attic, are there any creches or nativity scenes among them?  Do you have any ornaments or figurines depicting the manger?  I invite you…