Recent Sermons at East Goshen Mennonite Church

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Sun, Nov 17, 2019
Duration: 22 mins 10 secs
The female figure of Wisdom-Sophia- describes a facet of God. In Proverbs 8, we read that Wisdom existed before the beginning of the world, working alongside God in the act of creation. With Sophia, we reflect on the role of Wisdom in our lives and in the life of the church.
Sun, Nov 10, 2019
Duration: 22 mins 21 secs
Miriam and Deborah are strong women leaders and prophets of the Old Testament. Both have authority to speak to God's people with conviction, and Jael plays a prominent role in carrying out Deborah's prophetic word. These women represent the kinds of full participation possible for women in the church when individuals and communities move toward right relationships.
Sun, Oct 13, 2019
Duration: 23 mins 36 secs
In the Magnificat, we find that one of the oldest Christian hymns is placed on the lips of a young pregnant virgin. Mary's courageous words put the rulers and rich in their place and reveal the strength of a woman who trusts in God.
Sun, Sep 29, 2019
Duration: 22 mins 59 secs
Jesus calls his disciples beyond the barriers of wealth and superiority into relationships of care and mutuality.
Sun, Sep 15, 2019
Duration: 21 mins 23 secs
Jesus teaches the value of paying attention to what's missing, searching for the lost, and bringing the community into a celebration of wholeness.
Sun, Sep 08, 2019
Duration: 21 mins 33 secs
Jesus calls his followers to "sit down and estimate the cost" of discipleship; recognizing that we belong to God transforms all our other forms of belonging.
Sun, Sep 01, 2019
Duration: 20 mins 2 secs
Jesus calls into question common practices of not only where and how, but also with whom people "come to the table". He prepares a space for the transformed and transformational customs of the Kingdom of God
Sun, Aug 11, 2019
Duration: 22 mins 24 secs
When the powerful treat the faithful as lowly and despised, worship of and connection with God can have earth-shaking, transformative consequences, even for those in power. Through presence and praise, disciples can confront injustice and proclaim the power of Jesus.
Sun, Aug 04, 2019
Duration: 20 mins 32 secs
God's steadfast love can empower those who are dismissed and despised to share God's guidance and care. While those actions might seem small or be forgotten, with God's presence they can grow into life-giving ministries with far-reaching consequences.
Sun, Jul 14, 2019
Duration: 24 mins 7 secs
God can use the practical wisdom and hospitality of ordinary people, even those endangered by other's wrongdoing, to bring peace among the powerful.