Sermons on Exodus

Sermons on Exodus

The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments (Sabbath variation) Exodus 20:11; Deuteronomy 5:15 Sunday, October 8, 2023 at The First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, Iowa   Intoduction Friedrich Nietzsche I remember being in a meeting about spiritual care in a hospital setting and the presenter spoke of “making meaning,” which I took to mean that reflection on life, or a life situation, can bring meaning to a difficult situation and thus making it easier to manage.  Reflecting on life, its joys and its challenges,…

I Am

Exodus 3:13-15; John 8:53-58 Sunday, September 3, 2023 at The First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, Iowa I recently read about a discussion a pastor had with the church office manager about his sermon for the next Sunday.  It’s title, “Jesus was the Greatest”  and the office manager took exception to it and suggested that he change the title.  The pastor was confused.  What was wrong with it?  It seemed to be grammatically correct and the Lord Jesus certainly loomed large…

The Gift of Freedom

The Gift of Freedom Exodus 3:9-10; 2 Corinthians 3:17 Sunday, July 2, 2023 at the First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, Iowa Introduction I remember reading an old interview in Life Magazine with young people in India who were members of the “Untouchables.”  The interviewer asked of their goals, hopes and dreams for their life.  They didn’t understand the concepts.  They were born in a caste where such things were not allowed, so to think they could ever aspire to anything…

Into This Shared Grace

Into This Shared Grace Exodus 17:1-7; Romans 5:1-11 The Third Sunday of Lent, March 12, 2023 at The First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, Iowa Romans 5:1-2  Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.   Introduction The first image that came to mind when I read this passage…