Surprise is a very human emotion, not shared by God. Jesus demonstrates his embrace of humanity by sharing the possibility of surprise with us. But God does use surprise extensively. He uses his intimate understanding of how surprise works to grab our attention and to ensure that we hear his precious word. Surprise often brings us delight, and sometimes bewilderment. In either case, it welds the lesson into our memories and culture.
Pain with a Purpose
Mark C. DeMire Sr. • The Community of Grace • Sermon • • 554 views • 1:01:25
God’s will is for believers to suffer so that we can experience joy through the Holy Spirit in unique ways now and even greater joy later when His glory is revealed.
GLENN PEASE • Sermon • • 3,379 views
By Pastor Glenn Pease The unexpected is the source of so much of the joy of life. Our three year old granddaughter, Jennifer, was praying at the table a couple of weeks ago. I noticed she was going faster than usual, and she came to the end saying, "In Jesus name, amen." Then she shouted, "I win." It…
The Rev. Craig Kuehn • Sermon • • 41 views
Theme: God is full of surprises Let us pray. Most holy, Lord God, you have done amazing and surprising things; keep us open to your continuing work in the world, remembering the biggest surprise of all, the resurrection of your son, Jesus Christ, through whom we have everlasting life and through whom…
Craig Friedley • Sermon • • 6 views
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Psalm: Sunday 4 Reading 1 Jer 1:4-5, 17-19 The word of the LORD came to me, saying: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you. But do you gird your loins; stand up and tell them all that I…