Pass It On

The disciples want to send the crowd away but Jesus orders them to feed the crowd. They protest. In the face of human need, we often protest the need is beyond our resources. Jesus blesses the meal and the disciples pass it on to the crowd. This raises and important question, "In what ways have we been given blessed nourishment and failed to pass it along to people in need?"

Patriotism is Not Enough

Scripture: Jeremiah 28:5-15

Speaker: Rev. Dr. John Whitaker

The prophet Hananiah loves his country and so he tells the people what they want to hear. This is not true patriotism for he speaks lies. Jeremiah tells the people what they do not want to hear, but it is the truth. A true patriot loves the truth of God first. We must love what God loves and stay true to those values. A true patriot loves their country in order to make it lovely, a place where God's truth and values are cherished.

(Sorry, but we experienced technical problems on Sunday and the sermon was not recorded.)