Showing posts from July, 2016

"Loving God and Neighbor: Letting God Love You," Sermon, July 24, 2016

Community UMC, Quincy, CA “Loving God and Neighbor: Letting God Love You” Pastor Andrew Davis July 10, 2016 Luke 11: 1-13
He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say: Father,[a] hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.[b]
Give us each day our daily bread.[c]
And forgive us our sins,
        for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.
And do not bring us to the time of trial.”[d] And he said to them, “Suppose one of you has a friend, and you go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves of bread;for a friend of mine has arrived, and I have nothing to set before him.’

"Loving God and Neighbor: Loving by Listening," Sermon July 17, 2016

Community UMC, Quincy, CA “Loving God and Neighbor: Loving by Listening” Pastor Andrew Davis July 17, 2016 Luke 10: 38-42
38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one.[a] Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
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Loving God and Neighbor: How to be a Neighbor, Sermon 7/10/2016

Community UMC, Quincy, CA “Loving God and Neighbor: How to be a Neighbor” Pastor Andrew Davis July 10, 2016 Luke 10: 25-37
25 Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus.[a] “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” 27 He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”28 And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.” 29 But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the o…