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Sermons from January 2011

Blessed to Do Justice

Judy Skaggs

January 30, 2011
Micah 6:1-8; Matthew 5:1-12

The Gospel of Matthew is often thought of as the teaching Gospel. It is arranged into five main sermons, or bodies of Jesus’ teachings. Some scholars find in Matthew an allusion to the Exodus story with God giving the law …

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A Call to Adventure

San Williams

January 23, 2011
Matthew 4:12-23

01-23-2011 SermonSergeant Shriver died earlier this week.  Among other things, he was the founder and first director of the Peace Corps.  I recall hearing a story about the early days of the Peace Corps.  I don’t actually remember if it …

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To Be a Witness

San Williams

January 16, 2011
John 1:29-42

01-16-2011 SermonLast week a friend invited Jan and me to one of Austin’s new downtown restaurants.  This happening place was crowded, noisy, and full of customers, most of whom were young, tattooed, urban and hip.  (Needless to say, I fit …

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Baptized into God’s Mission

San Williams

January 9, 2011
Isaiah 42:1-9; Matthew 3:13-17

01-09-2011 SermonThe most recent issue of Austin Seminary’s quarterly magazine, Windows, explores the rapid changes we are experiencing in both church and society.  All the articles in this issue address a number of major shifts that are affecting the church:  …

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What’s in a Word?

Judy Skaggs

January 2, 2011
John 1:1-18

01-02-2011 SermonFor the past couple of weeks we have heard the story of the birth of Christ told mainly by the writers of the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. We have heard the angels bringing good news to all; we …

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