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Kin(g)dom Living: Jesus, the Party Animal

Sacred Writings: Matthew 22: 1- 14; Sutta Nipata 1.18 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV DMIN February 12, 2017 As I was recovering from surgery last month, I reflected on a story that the late great Dr. Fred Craddock once told. I went to see a lady in our church who was facing surgery.  I went to see…

Kin(g)dom Living: The Extravagant Sower

Scripture: Matthew 13: 1- 9, 18 – 23 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN February 5, 2017 A farmer sows seed with wild abandon.  (Sprinkle seed.) As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path.  (Put lit candle on sand.)  Some fell on rocks.  (Put lit candle on rocks.)  Other seed fell among thorns.…

Kin(g)dom Living: Jesus for President

Scripture: Matthew 25: 34 – 40 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN January 29, 2017 There’s a story about a brand new Senior Minister who was going to preach in his new church for the first time.   The Senior Minister arrived at the church 30 minutes before the congregants came.  He dressed as a “homeless” person. Only…

Further Thoughts On Showing Up From A Couple of Jailbirds

Scripture: Philemon 1-25 …and portions from MLK, Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” January 15, 2017 Bill Maury-Holmes Congratulations, you did it!  You just successfully heard read an entire book of the Bible, barely two weeks into the New Year!  The snarky part of me wants to note that you’ve just reckoned with one more book of…

What Happens When God Doesn’t Show Up?

The First Sunday After Epiphany January 8, 2017 Redlands RUCC ‘What Happens When God Doesn’t Show Up?’ This morning is the First Sunday after Epiphany.  Epiphany  comes from a Greek word that means ‘appearing’ or ‘revealing’. That may be where Jill got the idea for last week’s sermon in which the constant refrain was over…

A Song in the Air: Go Tell It on the Mountain

Scripture: Luke 4:18-19 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN January 1, 2017 Happy New Year!  So, are you excited about this new year? Are you looking forward to 2017 with immense hope?  Do you believe this new year is filled with wonderful possibilities and amazing blessings?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you…

A Song in the Air: What Kind of King

Scripture: Isaiah 9:6, Luke 2: 8 -14 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN December 25, 2016 This morning I would like to play a rousing game of Christmas trivia!  It is a holiday tradition of mine and I would like for you to take part in my holiday tradition.  Since both sacred symbols and secular symbols…

A Song in the Air: Mary, Did You Know?

Scripture:Luke 1: 39-49 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN December 18, 2016 When we hold a baby in our arms, we often find ourselves overcome by wonder.  Wonder at the gift of life.  Wonder at the miracle of birth.  Wonder at what this child will become…  When Mark Lowry penned the words to “Mary, Did You…