D Gene Kraus » Spoken Word (Podcast)
By Rev D Gene Kraus
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The Sermons of a progressive United Church of Christ minister.
||Hospitality||Christians are called to move far beyond mere friendliness and engage in active acts of intentional hospitality. The Prodigal could find no hospitality until he returned home; his older brother could not bring himself to offer hospitality. Both missed the||3 8 12||Free||View In iTunes|
||Magnificat||Tradition tells us that when Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth, she experienced the quickening of the life growing within her womb. Luke records the event and Mary’s soaring prayer hymn – the Magnificat. We explore how Mary’s Song can be our hymn of||12 12 09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Abundance||It is all too easy to see scarcity all around us. We never seem to have enough. Life in Christ offers a radically different view: God’s abundance overflows for the earth and all who make their home here. We explore the Parable of the Sower, Psalm 24:1,||14 11 09||Free||View In iTunes|
||1 of 10||Lives of those who are outcasts of society are transformed by Jesus proclamation of God’s extravagant and unconditional acceptance. 10 Samaritan lepers – rejected because of ethnic identity and rejected because of disfiguring disease – 10 are||31 10 09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Celebration||One lost sheep. One lost coin. One lost son. All three are found and great partying, feasting and partying ensue. This is true Christian worship — a celebration of the love and grace of God. Celebration (October 25, 2009)Posted in Spoken Word (Podca||24 10 09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Reconciliation||Few can argue of the importance of reconciliation for those of us who follow Jesus Christ. Paul writes that we are called to a ministry of reconciliation. But can we be reconcilers without first being reconciled – with God – with ourselves ||17 10 09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Praying Through Your Anger||Pray your way through anger and use all that bottled up energy for good rather than harm. Praying Through Your Anger (September 20, 2009)Posted in Spoken Word (Podcast)||19 9 09||Free||View In iTunes|
||Generosity||Generosity is the act of giving all of our time, all of our talents and skills, all of our treasure and resources to proclaim the love of God in Jesus Christ. Traditionally, Christians consider the tithe as a measure of generosity when in fact, God is not||22 8 09||Free||View In iTunes|