Recent Sermons at East Goshen Mennonite Church

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Sun, Nov 22, 2020
Duration: 22 mins 49 secs
Early Christian leaders talked about the church as strangers and sojourners. These images invite Christians to consider with whom we are called to identity and how that might affect how we live in the world.
Sun, Nov 15, 2020
Passage: Daniel 1:1-21
Duration: 33 mins 43 secs
The story of Daniel and the Hebrew exiles in Babylon invites us to consider expectations of segregation and assimilation for migrants and foreigners. Rather than requiring separation or "blending in," how might God be working through differences for the good of all?
Sun, Nov 08, 2020
Duration: 25 mins 17 secs
Laws reveal the values of a culture. Biblical discussion of laws and judgement in the treatment of “strangers” and “foreigners” challenge the people of God not only to welcome, but even to love; receiving others as if we are welcoming Christ himself.
Sun, Nov 01, 2020
Duration: 15 mins 26 secs
Even in times of grief and sorrow, we claim the promise that because of the love God has given us we are called children of God. With people from every nation, tribe, people, and language; we wait in hope for the day when "God will wipe away every tear from [our] eyes."
Sun, Oct 25, 2020
Passage: Exodus 1
Duration: 25 mins 59 secs
The story of Exodus reveals factors--population growth, labor, power, fear, law, and subversion--that have been and continue to be involved in (im)migration throughout history. The centrality of this account to the identity of the Israelite people calls us to consider our understanding of God's role, and our own, in those dynamics.
Sun, Oct 18, 2020
Duration: 31 mins 48 secs
With the foundation that all people are created in God's image, the history of the people of God through Scripture is rooted in the rich, complex stories of sojourners. As we learn of the ancestors of our faith, we are challenged to look again at dynamics of envy, innocence, and who shows hospitality in interactions between those who are settled and those who are strangers.
Sun, Oct 11, 2020
Passage: Genesis 41
Duration: 23 mins 16 secs
Sun, Oct 04, 2020
Passage: Psalm 19
Duration: 25 mins 58 secs
With Christians around the world, we gather at the Lord’s Table. United in the body and blood of Christ, we join Creation in praising God.
Sun, Sep 27, 2020
Passage: Psalm 146
Duration: 25 mins 6 secs
Praise and Trust: As we enter into new orientation, we celebrate—in word and deed—that our trustworthy God has the power to transform seemingly hopeless situations. Praise the Lord!
Sun, Sep 20, 2020
Passage: Psalm 40:1-10
Duration: 17 mins 48 secs
A New Song: When we have been through disorientation, we cannot pretend that life always is as it should be. Nevertheless, as we experience God's transforming grace, we move into the new orientation knowing that death and despair do not have the last word.