Textual Difficulties in 1 and 2 Samuel: Polygamy

by August 20, 2014

Textual Difficulties in 1 and 2 Samuel In this past week’s sermon (8/17/14), I referenced the fact that our preaching text had moved from 1 Samuel 24 to 2 Samuel 7.  Even though our series is not a verse by verse every chapter series, I did not want to gloss Read more »

New Sermon: “Everlasting Covenant”

by August 18, 2014
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Dear Friends, We are closing in on the completion of our summer series in Samuel.  Perhaps the high point in terms of redemptive history is 2 Samuel 7 and the covenant with David. Here is this week’s sermon on 2 Samuel 7: Here is this week’s outline: 8 – 2Sam7 – Read more »

New Sermon: “God of Grace”

by August 4, 2014

Dear Friends, We are in the last month of this challenging preaching series.  My prayer is that this summertime is a time of growth and learning for you. Here is the sermon:  1sam21 – God of grace Here is the outline: 6 – 1Sam21 – God of grace Let me know Read more »

New Sermon: “The Spiral of Comparison”

by August 1, 2014

Dear Friends, This is last Sunday’s sermon in the series “Who is our King?” We are going through First and Second Samuel in a survey and connecting Israel’s desire for a King with our King Jesus. This past Sunday, I preached on 1 Samuel 18:6-16. Here is the Sermon: 1sam18 – Read more »

Catechism Conspiracy

by July 24, 2014

Dear Friends, I am excited to announce a new opportunity to go deeper in the Christian life.  The name is catchy but it has a purpose – Catechism Conspiracy. Why Catechism? Catechisms are an ancient form of teaching the faith that use a question and answer format.  The Anglican Church Read more »

New Sermon: “Like all the Other Nations”

by June 22, 2014

Dear friends, Our summer series on the books of Samuel has begun – “Who is our King?” Here is the second installment on 1 Samuel 8:1-9: 1sam – Like all the other nations Here is the outline: 2 – 1Sam8 – Like All the Nations Blessings, Shay +

Study Guide for Summer Series in the Books of Samuel

by June 12, 2014

I am looking forward to our summer series on the Books of Samuel entitled, “Who is our King?” You may find the study guide for individuals, families, or community groups here: Community group guide I pray that this summer will be a blessed time of study and growth. Blessings, Shay + Read more »

From the Rector: “How We Give”

by June 5, 2014

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, No one who has attended Good Shepherd in the month of May 2014 can miss the joy, excitement, and giving that is found in this community.  On May 11, Good Shepherd Sunday, we Finished the Race!  We paid off the remaining note on the Narthex Read more »

New Sermon: “Immediately”

by June 2, 2014

Dear Friends, This past Sunday June 1 marked the last sermon in our series on the stained glass windows.  The text for this sermon is Matthew 14:22-33. Here is the sermon: Windows – Peter sinks Here is the outline: Peter Sinks Here is the window:   I have enjoyed preaching about Read more »

New Sermon: Ascension – Ordination

by May 31, 2014
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Dear Friends, On Thursdday evening May 29, the Feast of the Ascension, the Church of the Good Shepherd had the awesome honor of hosting the ordination of Jamie Sosnowski and Joe Lawrence to the Sacred Order of Deacons.  It was a joyful occasion and I was blessed to preach. Here Read more »