October 6, 2019. Sermon Title: The Fifth Commandment: You Shall Not Kill

First Mennonite Church                    October 6, 2019 The Fifth Commandment: You Shall Not Kill Exodus 20: 13 13 “You shall not murder. (NIV) Thou shalt not kill. (KJV) This commandment consists of four words in the English language. In Hebrew, it consists of only two: Lo ratsach. Killing in the Old Testament The commandment that prohibits killing … [Read more…]

September 29, 2019. Sermon Title: Honoring Our Parents

First Mennonite Church September 29, 2019 Honoring Our Parents Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 6:1-9 Today, we will consider the fifth commandment according to the Jewish list of commandments or the sixth according to the Protestant/evangelical list of the Ten Commandments. It is, supposedly, the first commandment of tablet number two. Exodus 20, verse 12, says, “Honor … [Read more…]

September 22, 2019. Sermon Title: Observing the Sabbath

First Mennonite Church September 22, 2019  Observing the Sabbath Texts: Genesis 1:31- 2:1-3; Deuteronomy 5:12-15; Matthew 12:1-13 God’s resting on the seventh day, after he created all things, set the ground for the fourth commandment in Exodus 20. The Genesis story portrays God’s completed work of creation only after God had rested on the seventh … [Read more…]

September 1, 2019. Sermon Title: Empowered to Do the Work (The Gifts of the Holy Spirit)

First Mennonite Church September 1, 2019 Empowered to Do the Work (The Gifts of the Holy Spirit) Romans 12:1-8; 1Corinthians 13:8-10 In our passage in Romans 12, Paul gives instructions to the Roman Christian community on how to respond to God’s grace and calling. The believer’s response to God’s grace and calling is to offer … [Read more…]