The Grantham Church Archives

2008 Sermons

 

Jan 6

New Clothes: Serving Compassionately

Deuteronomy 24:17-22; Philippians 2:1-4

 

Jan 13

Pursuing Peace

Matthew 5:9

 

Jan 20

Living Simply

Luke 12:22-31

 

Jan 27

Relying on God

Psalm 23

 

Feb 3

Jesus: The Royal Teacher

Matthew’s Gospel (5:17-20; 7:28-29)

 

Feb 10

The Compassionate Servant

The Gospel of Mark (10:32-45)

 

March 2

Portraits of Jesus: The All-Sufficient Mediator The Book of Hebrews (4:14-16)

 

March 16

Portraits of Jesus: The Universal Savior Luke 19:1-10, 28-40

 

March 23

A Limited Engagement

Acts 10:34-53

 

March 30

Developing Devoted Disciples

John 20:19-30

 

April 6

3rd Sunday in Easter: Meal Sunday Communion Sunday

Luke 24:13-25

Acts 2:14a, 36-41

 

April 13

4th Sunday in Easter: Good Shepherd Sunday John 10:1-10

Acts 2:42-47

 

April 20

5th Sunday in Easter: “I AM” Sunday John 14:1-14

Acts 7:55-60

 

April 27

6th Sunday in Easter: Love Sunday John 14:15-21

Acts 17:22-31

 

May 4

7th Sunday in Easter: Ascension Sunday Luke 24:44-53

Acts 1:1-11

 

May 11

Pentecost Sunday Empowering of the Church

John 7:37-39 & Acts 2:1-21

1 Cor. 12:3b-13

May 18

Pauline Peifer, preacher

 

May 25

Creation Sunday: David Foster, guest preacher

 

June 1

The Christ Who Is Coming

John Yeatts Revelation 1

 

June 8

The Redemption Christ Brought

John Yeatts Revelation 5

 

June 15

The Cost of Faithful Witness

John Yeatts Revelation 6

 

June 22

Support for Faithful Witness

John Yeatts Revelation 10–11

 

June 29

The Reward for Faithful Witness

John Yeatts Revelation 21

 

July 6

Hungering for God's Message

Bob Ives Colossians 1:1-14

 

July 13

Fixing Broken Pieces of the Universe

Bob Ives

Colossians 1:15-23

 

July 20

Solving the Great Mystery

Bob Ives

Colossians 1:24-2:5

 

August 3

Created for Hope

Eldon Fry Genesis 1:1-3, 31

Hebrews 11:3

 

August 10

Called to Hope

Eldon Fry Ps 130:7,8

 

August 17

Community of Hope

Eldon Fry Jeremiah 29:11,12

 

August 24

Reflections from Sabbatical

Terry Brensinger (Welcome back celebration)

 

August 31

A Broom Tree in the Negev: Let God Feed You

1 Kings 19:1-9

 

Sept 7

The Pyramids and Royal Mummies: Trust God Alone

Isaiah 31:1-3

 

Sept. 14

St. Catherine’s Monastery: Live in Gratitude

Sept. 21

Yad VaShem: Confess Your Sins

 

Sept. 28

The Sheik Hussein Border Crossing: Expect Adversity

 

Oct. 5

An Invitation to Do Justice ?

Dr. Eric A. Seibert, guest preacher

Luke 16:19-31

 

Oct. 12

Alex Awad: Stand Your Guard Daniel 3:16-18

 

Oct. 19

Tantur: Don’t Box God In

John 18:33-37;

Galatians 3:23-29

 

Oct. 26

The Wall: Throw a Feast

2 Kings 6: 8-23

 

Nov. 2

The Evangelical Christmas Lutheran Church: Hit the Streets

Matthew 5:14-16

 

Nov. 9

Mission Conference

 

Nov. 16

A Woman by the East Jerusalem Bus Station: Pay Attention

Mark 8:22- 26

 

Nov. 23

The El Hammad and Zoughbi Families: Welcome Strangers

Hebrews 13:2

 

Nov. 30

Waiting with Mary: Conceiving

Luke 1:26-33

 

Dec. 7

Waiting with Mary: Receiving

Luke 1:34-38

 

Dec. 14

Waiting with Mary: Receiving

Luke 1:34-38

 

Dec. 21

Waiting with Mary: Announcing

Luke 1:39-45

 

Dec. 24

Christmas Eve meditation

 

Dec. 28

Waiting with Mary: Rejoicing

Luke 1:46-56