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Shepherds were ulikely recipients of news of Birth of Messiah. God rewarded their work, their wonder, their welcome, and their worship.
Pastor D.M.Gates uses God’s word to tackle the difficult and tragic events that unfolded in Minneapolis, Louisiana and Dallas during the first week of July 2016. We at Mending Place at South City extend our deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers to the families of all involved.
This sermon is an invitation to look at where we might have found ourselves on the first Easter morning. How would you be like one of the women or one of the disciples, or like Peter? Imagine!
The Passover Meal is about being together and accepted as a family member. Family meals were a big part of the Jewish traditions and life. At Passover, the Jews remembered how they were part of a family, and how their nation was the family of God. God is their God, and they were his people. On Maundy Thursday, Jesus says, I am your God, and you are my family.
The story of Zacchaeus is really a story about citizenship. Zacchaeus tries to claim his citizenship by climbing a tree. Climbing the tree is symbolic of attempting to earn God’s favor by works. Often times when we are not confident in our identity we try to compensate by making ourselves look larger than we really are. When we are not confident in our identity, our citizenship we tend to look for trees to climb something to try and get God’s attention. We are shouting - “Hey God, look over here. Look at me. Look at all the effort I took to close the gap between you and me.”
Series: Journey Through the Bible. The goal is to help people understand the Bible - to get a start understand the importance of the complete Bible and encourage further study. This sermon is on Micah. Theme: Merciless people are at the mercy of God.
When we accept that God is in control, we quit blaming others.