Reverend Dr. Jo Forrest

Reverend Dr. Jo Forrest

Sermons by Preacher

See Him in Galilee

Date: April 21, 2019

Bible Text: Matthew 4:23–5:10; Matthew 28:1–10 |

Easter Sunrise Worship, Elder Park Beach, Winnetka Dear God, Centuries ago you startled the world by letting us see the strength of your love in the resurrected Christ.  His walk with us continues today in all the places of your world, Galilee, Jerusalem, Winnetka, and Chicago.    May we

A Wideness in God’s Mercy, VI: Do You Know My Name?

Date: April 7, 2019

Bible Text: John 12:1–11 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. —John 12:1 Continuing in our sermon series, A Wideness in God’s Mercy, the lectionary reading takes us to the Gospel of John. The birth narrative

Brave New Light

Date: March 3, 2019

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Click here to listen to this sermon.   And while Jesus was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white.  —Luke 9:29 O God of mountaintop experiences and our companion through the valley, shine your light upon us as we seek to know your will through the

The Double-minded Dilemma

Date: February 10, 2019

Bible Text: James 1:1–7 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. But ask in faith, never doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind; —James 1:6 Please pray with me… God of grace, you have given us minds to know you, hearts to love you,

Son of David, II: Mighty God

Date: December 2, 2018

Bible Text: Isaiah 9:6; Ephesians 6:10–1 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power.—Ephesians 6:10  Our sermon series for this Advent is based upon Isaiah’s prophecy to King Ahaz in 8th century BCE who was literally stuck between the oppressors of the north and those

Rock Star—The David Saga, IX: David the Sinner

Date: November 4, 2018

Bible Text: II Samuel 11:26–12:10 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. Nathan said to David, 'You are the man! —II Samuel 12:7 Pixar Studio’s first release, Toy Story, earned three Academy Awards and more revenue than any other film that year. Since then, Pixar’s success over two decades is founded on its ability to achieve

Counting On God, III: The Comfort of Five

Date: August 12, 2018

Bible Text: Matthew 14:13–21 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the

Counting On God, II: The Power of Threes

Date: August 5, 2018

Bible Text: Genesis 18:1–15 |

 Click here to listen to this sermon.   Is anything too wonderful for the Lord? —Genesis 18:14   I am excited for this sermon series, which you requested. During our Bible Read Along on Wednesdays, those who attended were astounded at the allegorical meaning of numbers. Both of our Hebrew and Greek texts

Image of God, XI: #selfiewithGod

Date: July 1, 2018

Bible Text: Psalm 139:1–14 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.   O Lord, you have searched me and known me.  —Psalm 139: 1   Today brings us another installment in the Image of God sermon series.  We’ve explored our enduring faith tradition’s claim that all people are created with a divine spark we are to see,