Sermons from October 2019

Sermons from October 2019

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

One of the movies I used to watch with Adam when he was young was “Angels in the Outfield.”  In this movie, a young boy who is living in a foster home invests his hopes and dreams in the fortunes of a losing baseball team.  The boy’s biological father (who has abandoned him) promises before he leaves that when this baseball team (the Angels) win the pennant, he’ll come back for him and they’ll be a family again. So, the…

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Greg Anderson is the founder of Cancer Recovery Foundation International, a global affiliation of organizations whose mission is to help people prevent and survive cancer.  Anderson was diagnosed with metastatic lung cancer in 1984. He was given 30 days to live. In December of this year, he will turn 72.  In his book “Living Life on Purpose” Anderson tells the story of a man whose wife had left him. He was completely depressed. He had lost faith in himself, in…