Reverend Dr. Jo Forrest

Reverend Dr. Jo Forrest

Sermons by Preacher

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
2018-05-15T09:38:44+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
2018-04-25T14:43:20+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
2018-02-28T14:39:55+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
2017-12-14T08:34:06+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
2017-11-21T12:19:28+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.”
2017-11-22T08:49:15+00:00

Encounters with Rabbi Jesus, IV: Getting It Right

Date: September 3, 2017

Bible Text: Matthew 16:21–27 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.Then Jesus told his disciples,“If any want to become my followers,  let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. —Matthew 16:24 God, you have spoken to us through your Son, by his presence, his words, his love and compassion, his dying and rising.  
2018-01-02T09:48:46+00:00

Encounters with Rabbi Jesus, III: Truth and Lies

Date: August 27, 2017

Bible Text: Matthew 16:13–20 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.Jesus said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” —Matthew 16:15 This month we have been students of the Rabbi Jesus as recorded by the evangelist Matthew. Early in August our disciples were out in the wilderness with more than 5,000 men and women who
2018-01-02T09:49:53+00:00

Encounters with Rabbi Jesus, II: The Eye of the Storm

Date: August 13, 2017

Bible Text: Matthew 14:22–33 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.But Jesus immediately said to them: ‘Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.’ —Matthew 14:27 O Lord, you have given us your Word for a light to shine upon our path. Grant us so to meditate on that Word, and to follow its teaching that
2018-01-02T09:50:23+00:00

Encounters with Rabbi Jesus, I: Is There Enough?

Date: August 6, 2017

Bible Text: Matthew 14:13–21 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.Jesus said to them, ‘They need not go away; you give them something to eat.’ —Matthew 14:16 God, you have spoken to us through your Son, by his presence, his words, his love and compassion, his dying and rising. Let your written word now be spoken
2018-01-02T09:51:24+00:00