Contributed on Sep 14, 2008
Ordination sermon for new deacons. God’s gifts are not found in timidity, but in the power to encourage, the touch of love, and the skill of self-discipline, all symbolized in the laying on of hands.
Contributed on Sep 21, 2008
Hands open may be a handshake or a salute, signalling friendship or respect. Just as those gestures affirmed Saul, we also must approach others by leading them to safety and by affirming their potential.
Contributed on Sep 28, 2008
Missions emphasis message; Jesus’ hands, bearing the marks of crucifixion, have lifted us out of sin and now empower us to reach out to places of pain.
Contributed on Oct 5, 2008
For World Communion Sunday: God restrains us from destructive behavior; but even if we ignore that, His hand continues to hold us back.