Rev. Ben preaches on John’s version of the ‘feeding of the 5,000′, showing how it calls us to acts of generosity that point not to ourselves, but to something much larger: the kingdom of God.
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
Sunday, July 19th, 2015
Rev. Ben Daniel discusses Mark’s story of the feeding of the five thousand, drawing out the lessons it teaches us about abundance, generosity, and the importance of recognizing that we live in world of miracle and wonder.
What God Are We Worshiping?
Sunday, July 12th, 2015
Associate Pastor Talitha Philips wrestles with 2 Samuel, drawing out lessons about the need to let go our images of dignity, stature and class to bring ourselves more in harmony with God.
Am I Ever Worthy?
Sunday, July 5th, 2015
Guest preacher Rev. Keith Geckeler, drawing upon his experiences as a camp counselor in the 1960’s, discusses the way that we are all worthy in God’s eyes, and that we are all invited to take a place at the communion table that has been prepared for us.
Sunday, June 28th, 2015
A woman persisting in seeking healing provides insight in Rev. Daniel’s reflections following this week’s Supreme Court decision. Mark 5:21-43
Sunday, June 21st, 2015
While at the Montclair Presbyterian Church family camp Rev. Daniel received the tragic news of the racially motivated shootings in Charleston, SC. He talks about the One who could calm the troubled waters and walking a Labyrinth on the shore of Lake Tahoe. Scripture Mark 4:35 -41
Sunday, June 14th, 2015
Like mustard that in once a tiny seed and at another time a “great tree”, Rev Daniel observes, the evolution of God’s universe leads to surprises. People of faith are challenged to never stop evolving and to be open to the goodness of God’s surprises. Scripture: Mark 4:26-34
Sunday, June 7th, 2015
Rev. Ben Daniel uses the story of the paralytic who was lowered by friends through a hole in the roof to discuss being a friend and “getting by with a little help from (ones) friends”. Scripture: Mark 2:1-12
The Holy Egg-Salted One
Sunday, May 31st, 2015
Talitha Phillips (MPC’s soon-to-be Associate Pastor) preaches on Isaiah 6:1-8, drawing out its lessons regarding the many ways of experiencing God, and the importance of jumping in to serve no matter how you experience the divine.
Sunday, May 24th, 2015
Rev. Ben Daniel preaches on Pentecost, his favorite day in the church year, and discusses the importance of grounding whatever we say, no matter the language, in a spirit of love and compassion.