Sermons Archive

July 2019

Mutually Exclusive Notions of Truth

5th Sunday after Pentecost - July 14, 2019 - Deuteronomy 30:9-14, Luke 10:25-37 - The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - Jews and Samaritans were a people divided by a mutual hatred of one another embodied in cultural, religious and racial animosity. According to the Bible, Moses led his people from persecution and enslavement in… Continue reading Mutually Exclusive Notions of Truth

June 2019

Marching as to War

3rd Sunday after Pentecost - June 30, 2019 - 1st Kings 19:15-16, 19-21, Luke 9:51-62 - The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - On this Sunday before July 4th, we naturally think of and sing songs associated with this special day, such as The Star-Spangled Banner, Yankee Doodle, and God Bless America. You may therefore… Continue reading Marching as to War

June 2019

Faith Is the Evidence of Things Unseen

2nd Sunday after Pentecost - June 23, 2019 - Isaiah 65:1-9, Luke 8:26-39, Hebrews 11:1 - The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - Many of you have probably read the Pulitzer prize-winning book by Sylvia Nasar, or seen the Academy award-winning movie based on her book by the same name, A Beautiful Mind, about Nobel… Continue reading Faith Is the Evidence of Things Unseen

June 2019

God’s Wisdom and Word

1st Sunday after Pentecost - June 16, 2019 - Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31, John 16:12-15 - The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - It is interesting to note that in the Book of Proverbs Wisdom is personified as a woman who, as part of an inseparable marriage, is the first of God’s creation (8:22), which makes… Continue reading God’s Wisdom and Word

June 2019

I Will Pour Out My Spirit on All Flesh

Pentecost, Sunday, June 9, 2019 - Genesis 11:1-9, Acts 2:1-21 - The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - The story about the building of the tower of Babel, where God confused the language of those who arrogantly sought equality with God, and the story of Pentecost, when God enabled the good news of the resurrection… Continue reading I Will Pour Out My Spirit on All Flesh

June 2019

When Profit Becomes Profane

7th Sunday of Easter - June 2, 2019 - Acts 16:16-34 - The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - We must acknowledge that Paul’s reason for freeing the enslaved girl of her demon was not that he had compassion for her affliction, but rather that her constant harassment of him finally reached the point where… Continue reading When Profit Becomes Profane