Sermons on Hebrews

First Hand Faith

Preached FCCW, October 28, 2018

Job 42:1-6, 10-17 and Hebrews 7:23-28   


A new bride was preparing a ham dinner for her parents and in-laws, when her husband noticed that his wife cut off two apparently good ends of the ham before it went into the oven. When he asked her why she did that, she thought about it for a moment, and then said, “That’s the way my mother always fixed a ham.”

After dinner he asked his wife’s mother why she cut the ends off a ham before cooking it. She answered, “I don’t know why I do it. I guess it’s because that’s the way my mother always cooked a ham.”

The Imprint of God

Preached FCCW 10-7-2018

World Communion Sunday

Hebrews 1:1-4; 2: 5-12


Today is World Communion Sunday; an ecumenical celebration of the Lord’s Supper that began in the Presbyterian church in 1936. Since then it has come to be observed in many other denominations, including the UCC.

On World Communion Sunday Christians pay special attention to the celebration of Holy Communion as a way to mark our global oneness in Christ. And yet, the reality is that the Church is much more fragmented than it is unified.

After all, each Christian denomination started out with it’s own conviction that the Church up to that point in time hadn’t quite gotten things right and that they had a better idea for following Jesus that they wanted to put into practice.