— A Sermon by Robert W. Prim — ~~~15th Sunday after Pentecost; September 22nd, 2019~~~ Luke 16:1-9 ~~~~~~~~ We will read the gospel in a moment, but first a story... A man once caught stealing was ordered by the king to be hanged. On the way to the gallows he said to the governor that he knew a wonderful secret and it would be … [Read more...] about Sacred Shrewdness
Another Way to Stay Connected
Miss a Sunday at church? Read the sermon here. It's another way to stay connected with NPC even if you're traveling or otherwise unable to attend services.
— A Sermon by Robert W. Prim — ~~~14th Sunday after Pentecost; September 15th , 2019~~~ Luke 15:1-10 ~~~~~~~~ The dinner table was central to Jesus’ culture. Those invited to a meal were considered fully embraced by the host of that meal. Jesus was sharing his meals – even hosting meals if you consider the feeding of the 5000 … [Read more...] about The Righteous Few and Wayward Many Have a Home
— A Sermon by Robert W. Prim — ~~~13th Sunday after Pentecost; September 8th, 2019~~~ Luke 14:25-33 ~~~~~~~~ As the story is told, Jesus was attracting crowds. Jesus – at least in the small world he could reach on foot – was a popular figure. People would gather around to hear him speak. Sometimes, no doubt, the people were … [Read more...] about Loving Beyond the Magic Circle
— A Sermon by Gary L. Bagley — Luke 14:1–7-14; Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Today’s gospel reading sounds less like Jesus-talk and more like a section from Emily Post’s 2017 book on etiquette—Manners for Today, “Table Tricks that Must Be Corrected, “ or “Talking at the Table.” (Emily Post has been dead since 1960, but her classic books … [Read more...] about Psychological Tips or Kingdom Talk
— A Sermon by Gary L. Bagley — Luke 13:10-17; Jeremiah 1:4-10 Several years ago, I heard about a church-split that resulted in a new church being formed out of the existing church and the remaining members changing their name to better identify themselves. It appears that a healthy discussion involving ethics came about in one of … [Read more...] about The Love Quotient