Divest and Invest

Matthew 25:14-30Rev. Dexter KearnyLongview Presbyterian ChurchNovember 15, 2020 “For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. The one who had receivedContinue reading “Divest and Invest”

Fresh Out of Oil

Matthew 25:1-13Rev. Liz KearnyLongview Presbyterian ChurchNovember 8th, 2020 ‘Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; 4but the wise took flasks ofContinue reading “Fresh Out of Oil”

Upside Down World

Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37Rev. Dexter KearnyLongview Presbyterian ChurchNovember 1, 2020 ‘O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, those he redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north andContinue reading “Upside Down World”

Refusing to Wear the Empire’s Robes

Matthew 22:1-14Rev. Liz KearnyLongview Presbyterian ChurchOctober 11th, 2020 “Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: 2‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. 3He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come.Continue reading “Refusing to Wear the Empire’s Robes”

Who is in Charge?

Rev. Dexter KearnyLongview Presbyterian ChurchOctober 4, 2020Matthew 21:33-46 “Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenants and went to another country. When the harvest time had come, he sent hisContinue reading “Who is in Charge?”

Change Your Mind and Go

Rev. Liz Kearny Longview Presbyterian Church September 27th, 2020 Matthew 21:23-32 23 When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, ‘By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?’ 24Jesus said to them, ‘I willContinue reading “Change Your Mind and Go”

What is Fair?

What is Fair? Matthew 20:1-16Rev. Dexter KearnyLongview Presbyterian ChurchSeptember 20, 2020 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. When he went out about nineContinue reading “What is Fair?”

A Community of Forgiveness

Rev. Liz KearnyLongview Presbyterian ChurchSeptember 13th, 2020Matthew 18:21-35 21 Then Peter came and said to him, ‘Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?’ 22Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. 23 ‘For this reason the kingdomContinue reading “A Community of Forgiveness”

Transformed in the Tension

Matthew 18:15-20Rev. Liz KearnyLongview Presbyterian ChurchSeptember 6th, 2020 15 ‘If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. 16But if you are not listened to, take one or two others alongContinue reading “Transformed in the Tension”