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Sermons by Rev. Alice Tewell

Faith Unafraid

First Lesson: Isaiah 56:1-8,  Second Lesson: Matthew 15:21-28 Salvation for Others 56 This is what the Lord says: “Maintain justice     and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand     and my righteousness will soon be revealed. 2 Blessed is the one who does this—     the person who holds it fast, who keeps the Sabbath…

Parables of Resistance

First Lesson: Romans 8:26-39, Second Lesson: Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Romans 8:26-39 26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the…

Risky Hospitality

First Lesson: Matthew 9:35-10:23 , Second Lesson: Genesis 18:1-15, 21:1-7 Matthew 9:35-10:23 The Workers Are Few 35 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless,…

Life Breath

Scripture: John 11:1-45 The Death of Lazarus 11 Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 (This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.)3 So the sisters sent word…