In the month of February Pastor Scott gave the following sermons:
On February 3rd our sermon was “Hard Truth” based on Jeremiah 1:4-10 and Luke 4:21-30. This sermon endeavored to show that sometimes God calls a prophet to tell God’s people things that they need to hear rather than what they want to hear. This was done to the end that the listeners will be faithful in speaking for God, even if it means rejection for speaking a hard truth.
On February 10th the Old Testament lesson was Isaiah 6:1-3, the Epistle was 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 and the Gospel lesson was from Luke5:1-11. The sermon was titled “How Do You Respond to God?” In this sermon it was shown that we respond to God’s call and grace shown to us in Jesus Christ by doing what Jesus says to do, even in the face of unpromising circumstances. In response to this sermon it is hoped that the listeners will manifest a grateful response to God by obeying and serving God, doing what Jesus says to do, even when it seems futile sometimes.
On February 17th our sermon was “What Kind of Tree Are You?” This sermon was based on Jeremiah 17:5-10 from the Old Testament, Luke 6:17-26 as well as the Psalter of the day which was Psalm 1. In this sermon it was shown from the scriptures that by trusting in the Lord and not ourselves, other people or things, we become the strong young tree God calls us to be; one with deep roots and no fear of the heat or seasons of drought. It is hoped that in response the listeners will put their trust in the Lord and not cease to bear fruit.
On February 24th the Epistle lesson for the sermon “Life Requires Death” was 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50 and the Gospel lesson was Luke 6:27-38. In this sermon we learned that very often for something new to come to life, something old has to die. In response it is hoped that the listners may mourn what is the old way and let go of it in order to embrace the life that is breaking forth at Trinity as a collegiate church.