Jeff Garrison Bluemont and Mayberry Presbyterian Churches April 18, 2021 Acts 16:1-10 The sermon was recorded on Friday, April 16, at Bluemont Presbyterian Church At the beginning of worship The sessions of both congregations, Bluemont and Mayberry, are engaged in planning for the future as we come out of the COVID pandemic. While we all … Read more Times are Changing: Where is God leading us?
Jeff Garrison Bluemont and Mayberry Churches February 28, 2021 Hebrews 8 c2021 At the beginning of worship Today, as we’re continuing our work through the book of Hebrews, the author turns toward a topic he mentioned in the previous chapter: a new covenant. A covenant is a contract between two parties, in this case, between God and … Read more The New Covenant
Jeff Garrison Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church April 19, 2020 John 20:19-29 Throughout this Easter Season, we’re looking at post-resurrection stories of Jesus. We find these mostly in the gospels of Luke and John. As we left off last week, Jesus had risen and had appeared to Mary Magdalene. He sent her off on a … Read more The Resurrection, Parts 2 & 3
Jeff Garrison Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church Matthew 22:15-22 March 15, 2020 If you read the entirety of Matthew 22 (and with the extra time we may be having on hand as everything is being cancelled because of the Coronavirus, it’s not a bad idea), you’d witness a masterful campaign to trap Jesus. … Read more Where do our loyalties belong?
Jeff Garrison Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church Acts 4:32-35 November 24, 2019 “The story of Jesus doesn’t end with Jesus,” Eugene Peterson writes in Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places. The Christian story continues on in this community and in all communities where people gather to “repent, believe and follow.” Nor does “the supernatural doesn’t … Read more Looking with Gratitude
Jeff Garrison Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church 1 Timothy 6:17-19 November 17, 2019 Last week scripture from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount was used to explore how we might “look in” on the role money plays in our lives. Because money and possessions have a power that can lead us astray, we must … Read more Looking Out
Jeff Garrison Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church Matthew 22:15-22 October 27, 2019 Homecoming is a time to look back, and the sermon is titled “Looking Back.” But we don’t look back just to be nostalgic. Instead, we should look back to help us understand where we are and how we got here. Think about all the … Read more Looking Back
Jeff Garrison Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church Jeremiah 8:18-9:3 October 13, 2019 I’d ridden my bicycle down to the marina to meet with some friends late Friday. It was after dark when I left. With a rather bright LED light on my handlebars, I wasn’t worried. But about halfway home something flew into … Read more Vessels holding a fountain of tears
Jeff Garrison Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church Jeremiah 4:5-31 October 6, 2019 We’re back working through sections of Jeremiah in our series titled Prophecies and Pottery. And we’re moving backwards in Jeremiah. Two Sundays ago, we looked at what is probably the most popular passage in book, from the 18th chapter, Jeremiah in the … Read more Shards: Still My People