"Golden Rule" Tagged Sermons

Jesus guides us to a life of love and compassion.

Jesus guides us to a life of love and compassion. Today, we will look into the third and last part of the sermon on the plain in the Gospel of Luke. Here, Jesus teaches us some of the most important values and attitudes which define Christian life. As followers of Jesus, we build a deep foundation of love and compassion within ourselves, so that these values become strong enough to guide our everyday actions. Rev. Kristin Luana Baumann, sermon, Holy…

Love your Enemy – an Old, New Way of Life

Love your Enemy – an Old, New Way of Life America has an anger problem. – The tone of our political discourse; the disproportional amount of gun violence in this country, and the surge in reports of sexual violence witness to that. We, as disciples of Jesus, need to make sure, that we do not fall into the anger trap as well. Instead, we shall work on following Jesus, when he says: Love your enemy, become merciful, even as your…

Balance – Luke 6:17-26

Balance – Luke 6:17-26 Human life is like an ecosystem. When one part is out of balance it has severe consequences for the whole. Imbalance leads to suffering, oppression and war. Jesus preaching on the plain sets a counterpoint to this imbalance. He calls us to repentance and to change our hearts. He asks us to have compassion with those who suffer and to feel their pain as our own. And when we open our hearts like that, we need…

How to Recognize a Devil When You See One

How to Recognize a Devil When You See One How do we recognize a devil when we see one? If people even confuse Jesus with the devil, how can we ever feel safe in our judgment of what is good and right and from God; and what is not? The devil comes in many forms, and we call him many names. And that is frightening, because we might not recognize a devil in disguise. So, how do we recognize a…