A Sermon on Isaiah 11: 1-10 & Luke 1: 67-79 by the Rev. Ken Kovacs: “…the incarnation is not a one-time occurrence but something that has fundamentally changed and is changing the very structure of our existence. In the incarnation we discover a “demonstration” that God is forever “risking spirit” by being active in the world and our lives. The Spirit enters and for all it’s worth charges into earth – where? Yes, in Jesus, but in birth after birth, ever fresh and fresh. In your birth and my birth ever fresh and fresh, doing something new.”
How might it affect the work of the assembly, if some unexpected person were to show up with some tears for washing away the dirt of the church and some ointment for healing its members?
Gregory Bentley, preaching for the 2009 Conference Luke 5:1-11 In the 1850s, Henry Comstock left Canada and made his way to western Nevada hoping to strike it rich by prospecting for gold. While in Nevada, he gained the reputation of a shyster; someone who was willing to do less than honorable things to get what [...]
Luke 1:39-56 Lisa Larges, Regional Partnership Coordinator That All May Freely Serve Friday, November 10, 2006 Lisa Larges joined the TAMFS staff in 2002, after graduating from San Francisco Theological Seminary in 1989. She organized the Witness for Reconciliation Project to promote dialogue on the full participation of GLBT Presbyterians. Lisa is a deacon at [...]
Sermon for Old First Presbyterian Church August 29, 2004 Pamela Byers Elder, First Presbyterian Church, San Francisco Executive Director, Covenant Network of Presbyterians Luke 14: 1, 7-14 Hebrews 13: 1-8, 15-16 As we read the gospels, it becomes clear that Jesus just had no standards at all about whom he ate with. His utterly indiscriminate [...]
COVENANT NETWORK CONFERENCE 2003 New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC Sermon – Friday Morning, November 7, 2003 A Chaos of Uncalculating Love Kenneth E. Kovacs Pastor, Catonsville Presbyterian Church, Maryland It might come as a surprise that at the end of his life, the venerable Karl Barth (1886-1965) reflected upon the Christocentric nature [...]