Category: reflection

Ask Pastor Graham, Vol 1

Top Reads of 2015

It’s that time of year again. Time to look back, reflect, and evaluate a year. Each year I try to highlight the books which stood out as the best. This year my reading was greater in quantity than it has been in recent memory.… Continue Reading “Top Reads of 2015”

Imitators of God: Abundant in Steadfast Love and Faithfulness

Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. 5 For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call on you. 6 Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; listen to my cry… Continue Reading “Imitators of God: Abundant in Steadfast Love and Faithfulness”

How We Do It: A Sermon on Acts 6 and Church Leadership

I read this funny one liner this week: “Many people want to serve God, but usually only in an advisory capacity.” Most of us would say we want to serve God, but when we look around the church, sometimes it looks less like service.… Continue Reading “How We Do It: A Sermon on Acts 6 and Church Leadership”

Bite Your Tongue: Gossip, Lies, and Other Stuff Christians Never Do

Christians are pretty good at sinning. Sometimes it seems we are as good as everyone else at getting ourselves in trouble. But there’s this one thing which we really excel at. There’s this one sin (or group of sins) that for one reason or… Continue Reading “Bite Your Tongue: Gossip, Lies, and Other Stuff Christians Never Do”

Abba’s Greatest Hits (A Sermon on Romans 8:15-21)

A while back, during our “You Asked for It” sermon series a few requests didn’t get covered. We had more than we could get to. One we didn’t get is the basis for this reflection. Someone requested a sermon on Romans 8:16-18. Rom. 8:16-18… Continue Reading “Abba’s Greatest Hits (A Sermon on Romans 8:15-21)”

A New Message

6 Therefore my people will know my name; therefore in that day they will know that it is I who foretold it. Yes, it is I.” 7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring… Continue Reading “A New Message”

A New Song (A Sermon on Zephaniah 3:14-17)

14 Sing, Daughter Zion; shout aloud, Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, Daughter Jerusalem! 15 The Lord has taken away your punishment, he has turned back your enemy. The Lord, the King of Israel, is with you; never again will you fear any… Continue Reading “A New Song (A Sermon on Zephaniah 3:14-17)”

A Reconciled Relationship: A Sermon on Micah 7:7-8, 18-20

But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.  Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will… Continue Reading “A Reconciled Relationship: A Sermon on Micah 7:7-8, 18-20”

A Redeemed People: A Sermon on Hosea 1-3

This is the second in a series of Lenten reflections in which we are looking at the promises given to God’s people to renew, reestablish, recreate and resurrect God’s people as we look towards Jesus and his death on the cross. Last Sunday, we… Continue Reading “A Redeemed People: A Sermon on Hosea 1-3”