Wisdom for the Ages

Sermon Series May -  August 2018

July and August Sermons: The Sayings of the Wise

July 1          The Call of Wisdom (Proverbs 1, Proverbs 8:1-11; 19-21; 32-35)

July 8          The Sayings of the Wise (Proverbs 22:17-24:34)

July 15        The Shir Ami Torah, Guest Preacher, Rabbi Vicki Axe

July 22        Fears in the Attic, Guest Preacher, The Rev. Mike Gatliff

July 29        The Futility of Self-Indulgence, (Ecclesiastes 2-3)

August 5     I'm a Recovering Judge-aholic, Guest Preacher, Rabbi Mitchell Hurvitz

August 12    Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, (Wisdom 7:24-30, Daniel 3:13-30)

                        Guest Preacher Reverend Canon Andrew J.W. Mullins

August 19    Living Carefully (1 Kings 2:10-12, Ephesians 5:15-20),

                        Guest Preacher, Sarah Drummond

August 26    Wisdom for the Ages (The Book of Wisdom 6:12-21; 7:22-8:1)

Additional Resources: Wisdom Series, Old Testament Books, Wisdom Books Commentary

May and June Sermons

Wisdom for the Ages: The Parables of Jesus

Find more information on the Parables being explored this summer by clicking highlighted items below.

May 6          Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30)

May 13        The Parable of the Persistent Widow (Luke 18:1-8)

                   Pentecost Sunday
                   * Guest Preacher, Efraín Agosto
May 27        Parable of the Fig Tree (Luke 21:29-31)
                   * Guest Preacher, the Rev. Dr. Ralph Ahlberg

June 3          Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-27)

June 10        Parable of the Rich Fool (Luke 12:13-21)

June 17        Parable of the Shrewd Manager (Luke 16:1-15)

June 24        Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids (Matthew 25:1-13)

Supporting materials for the series can be found at the following sites:

Stories with Intent: A Comprehensive Guide to the Parables, Klyne R. Snodgrass

Parables of Grace, Robert Farrar Capon

The Power of the Parable: How Fiction by Jesus Became Fiction about Jesus, John Dominic Crossan

Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi, Amy-Jill Levine

Poet and Peasant, and through Peasant Eyes, Kenneth E. Bailey

The Parables: Jewish Tradition and Christian Interpretation, Brad H. Young