Showing posts from August, 2019

Questions From Jesus: "Why Are You Terrified?"

The First United Presbyterian Church “Questions from Jesus: Why Are You Terrified?” Rev. Amy Morgan August 25, 2019 Listen to audio Job 38:1-11 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind:   2 "Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?   3 Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you shall declare to me.   4 "Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding.   5 Who determined its measurements-- surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it?   6 On what were its bases sunk, or who laid its cornerstone   7 when the morning stars sang together and all the heavenly beings shouted for joy?   8 "Or who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb?--   9 when I made the clouds its garment, and thick darkness its swaddling band,   10 and prescribed bounds for it, and set bars and doors,   11 and said, 'Thus far shall you come, and no far

Questions From Jesus: Who Do You Say That I Am?

The First United Presbyterian Church “Questions from Jesus: Who Do You Say That I Am?” Rev. Amy Morgan August 11, 2019 Listen to audio Psalm 63:1-8 O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.   2 So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.   3 Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.   4 So I will bless you as long as I live; I will lift up my hands and call on your name.   5 My soul is satisfied as with a rich feast, and my mouth praises you with joyful lips   6 when I think of you on my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night;   7 for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I sing for joy.   8 My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me. Luke 9:18-22 18 Once when Jesus was praying alone, with only the disciples near him, he asked them, "Who do the

Questions From Jesus: What Are You Looking For?

The First United Presbyterian Church “Questions from Jesus: What are You Looking For?” Rev. Amy Morgan August 11, 2019 Listen to audio     Isaiah 49:1-7 Listen to me, O coastlands, pay attention, you peoples from far away! The LORD called me before I was born, while I was in my mother's womb he named me.   2 He made my mouth like a sharp sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished arrow, in his quiver he hid me away.   3 And he said to me, "You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified."   4 But I said, "I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my cause is with the LORD, and my reward with my God."   5 And now the LORD says, who formed me in the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him, and that Israel might be gathered to him, for I am honored in the sight of the LORD, and my God has become my strength--   6 he says, "It is too light a