Archive Sermon for July 16, 2017

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Rev. Dr. Leigh Ann Shaw Senior Pastor

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rev. Leigh Ann Shaw Sermon
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from Rev. John Farley, District Superintendent, South District
 
 
 
Series: “Finding Faith”
 
 
 
 
6th Sunday after Pentecost
“Falling on the Rocks”
Rev. Dr. Leigh Ann Shaw
 

Psalm 119:105-112

105 Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path.
106 I have sworn an oath and confirmed it,
to observe your righteous ordinances.
107 I am severely afflicted;
give me life, O Lord, according to your word.
108 Accept my offerings of praise, O Lord,
and teach me your ordinances.
109 I hold my life in my hand continually,
but I do not forget your law.
110 The wicked have laid a snare for me,
but I do not stray from your precepts.
111 Your decrees are my heritage forever;
they are the joy of my heart.
112 I incline my heart to perform your statutes
forever, to the end.
 
Matthew 13:1-9

13 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea.

2 Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach.

 

3 And he told them many things in parables, saying: “Listen! A sower went out to sow.

 

4 And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up.

 

5 Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no depth of soil.

 

6 But when the sun rose, they were scorched; and since they had no root, they withered away.

 

7 Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them.

 

8 Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

 
9 Let anyone with ears listen!”