— A Sermon by Robert W. Prim — ~~~ 8th Sunday after Pentecost ~~~ Matthew 13:44-46 ~~~~~~~~ Jesus spoke of the reign of God this way... “God’s kingdom is like a treasure hidden in a field for years and then accidently found by a trespasser. The finder is ecstatic – what a find! – and proceeds to sell everything he owns to … [Read more...] about The Pearl Quest with Jesus, George Ellis, and John Lewis as our Guides
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 — ~~~ 7th Sunday after Pentecost ~~~ Matthew 13:24-30 ~~~~~~~~ Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is, in my simple mind, a classic movie. The older one is the one I’m talking about, the movie that was released in 1971 and was based on the 1964 book by Roald Dahl entitled Charlie and the … [Read more...] about Blooming or Perishing in the Field Together
— A Sermon by Robert W. Prim — ~~~ 6th Sunday after Pentecost ~~~ Matthew 13:1-9 ~~~~~~~~ That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables, saying: … [Read more...] about A Reckless Sower
— A Sermon by Robert W. Prim — ~~~ 5th Sunday after Pentecost ~~~ Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 ~~~~~~~~ “But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.’ For John came neither … [Read more...] about Sacred Contrariness
— A Sermon by Robert W. Prim — ~~~ 4th Sunday after Pentecost ~~~ Genesis 22:1-14 ~~~~~~~~ Today we need to take a broad view of the Bible and how to interpret the Scriptures in the 21st century because today we engage the terrifying story of Abraham and his near sacrifice of Isaac. Here is how the story begins...God made … [Read more...] about Abraham Comes to His Senses