VBS Sunday Sermon

God’s grace and peace be with all of you. This week, as you can see, we had Vacation Bible School here at Shepherd of the Valley. It was a wonderful, exciting, and tiring week for the 25 kids who participated and the many volunteers who helped to make VBS a success. This week at VBS, … Continue reading VBS Sunday Sermon

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Sabbath (a sermon on Mark 2:23-3:6)

Last Sunday's (June 3rd) sermon.   God’s grace and peace be with all of you. In seminary, sometimes your seminary professors will say something that completely blows your mind. Pastor Nikki, you probably had that experience in seminary, right? And I’m sure it’s not just seminary, I think anyone who has had a really wonderful … Continue reading Sabbath (a sermon on Mark 2:23-3:6)

The Foolishness of the Cross (a sermon on 1 Corinthians 1:18-25)

God’s grace and peace be with all of you. In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul writes, “The message about the cross is foolishness.” Foolishness. In Greek, the word is moros, which is where we get our English word “moron.” The message about the cross is moronic. What exactly is Paul talking about? He says … Continue reading The Foolishness of the Cross (a sermon on 1 Corinthians 1:18-25)