Reverend Dr. Jo Forrest

Reverend Dr. Jo Forrest

Sermons by Preacher

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
2018-08-15T10:17:17+00:00

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
2018-08-07T09:58:09+00:00

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,
2018-07-31T10:08:57+00:00

Image of God, V: The Birth of Hope

Date: May 13, 2018

Bible Text: 1 Samuel 1 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.  Hannah named him Samuel, for she said, ‘I have asked him of the Lord.’—1 Samuel 1:20   Prayer:  Holy One, we pray for you to settle our hearts and minds so we may hear your truth.  Bless this reading from your holy word and the
2018-07-31T10:08:58+00:00

Image of God, III: The First

Date: April 22, 2018

Bible Text: Genesis 21:8–21 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.  So Abraham rose early in the morning, and took bread and a skin of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, along with the child, and sent her away. And she departed, and wandered about in the wilderness of
2018-07-31T10:08:59+00:00

Famous Last Words, III: Behold

Date: February 25, 2018

Bible Text: John 19:25–27 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.  When Jesus then saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, 'Woman, behold, your son!'    —John 19:26   It may seem a throw away line, but, words matter.  What we say fills the air with
2018-07-31T10:08:59+00:00

Christus Paradox, II: Earthly Jesus, Cosmic Christ

Date: December 3, 2017

Bible Text: Philippians 2:5–13 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.  Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, —Philippians 2:5 This season our Advent worship is shaped by the hymn, Christus Paradox, we sang in response to Advent candle lighting and will conclude in response to this sermon.  As Bill introduced
2018-07-31T10:09:01+00:00

Stained Glass, VII: Why We Should All Be Lutherans

Date: October 29, 2017

Bible Text: Romans 1:16–17; 3:19–24 CEB |

Click here to listen to this sermon.For I am not ashamed of the gospel; it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.—Romans 1:16   Call to Worship In the year of our Lord 1516, a pious and scholarly
2018-07-31T10:09:01+00:00

Stained Glass, V: Why We Should All Be Episcopalians

Date: October 15, 2017

Bible Text: Philippians 4:1-9 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. —Philippians 4:6   I am grateful that Bill invited me to reflect “why we should all be Episcopalian.”
2018-07-31T10:09:02+00:00

The Great Power Shift

Date: January 5, 2014

Bible Text: Matthew 2:1-12 |

“On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage” We all have our unique ways to celebrate Advent and Christmas.  At Kenilworth Union, my cup runneth over with music, scripture and prayers to remind me of the story of
2018-07-31T10:09:29+00:00