Sermons from March 2020

Into the Light

Old Testament Lesson: Ezekiel 37:1-14Psalm: Psalm 130Sermon Lesson: John 11:7-10 (John 11:1-45) Author: Reverend Averill Elizabeth Blackburn The idea of light and darkness, day and night, is rather basic. Light–good. Darkness–not so good, if not outright bad. We change our clocks to hoard the light (and how many times have we had to remind ourselves or others that we’re “falling behind” or “springing ahead”?). The entire social premise of society is based off of light. Everyday activities occur when the…

The Blind Man

Psalm: Psalm 23Old Testament Reading: 1 Samuel 16:1-13Sermon Lesson: John 9:1-7 Author: Reverend Averill Elizabeth Blackburn A Short Note on the Blind Man.This is a parable like any other that appears in the New Testament, although it is presented as having actually happened.  We cannot say whether or not there was a blind man who approached Jesus and said these words, although that would not have been uncommon.  The ill and disabled would often flock to teachers (Rabbis) and healers,…