Sunday, October 4, 2020
This is the sermon from October 4, 2020, based on Matthew 21:33-46. This is Jesus' parable about the landowner who builds a vineyard and the troublesome tenants who will not give the owner the part of the harvest that is due to him. It has a lot to say about us, about our relationship with God, and what God expects from us. Come and watch. All are invited
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Worship service for Sunday, July 12, 2020, in which we examined the lives of two fueding brothers Esau and Jacob from Genesis 25:22-34. We see how God takes an active role in human history, encouraging us to move toward a fuller, richer life walking more closely with God while never removing from us our freedom to choose. It is a complicated story with complicated applications to life in this world today. We sang favorite hymns and shared our joys and concerns.
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All are welcome and invited to join our Sunday services. This week we had to record the entire service as our live streaming computer wore out. Hopefully it will be replaced in time for next Sunday's service.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
This week we explored Jesus' arrest, trial and execution and what it all means for us today. Come and watch. All are invited. If you wish to join us, next Tuesday evening at 8 p.m., we'll be covering Jesus' burial and resurrection, with all its amazing implications for us today. Subscribe and become a regular at the J.S. Brooks YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBxxX5sENGIcCowZ314locA We meet Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. .
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Tuesday, April 7, at 8 p.m., we picked up where we left off before Lent. We will be wrapping up our discussion of material leading up to the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus over the next few weeks.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
We are going to explore Jesus as a miracle worker this week and see what that means for us this Lenten season when so much has been tossed up in the air by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, we continued our study of Jesus, using the book Jesus: The God Who Knows Your Name by Max Lucado. We explored Jesus as friend. He was a friend to his disciples, to the outcasts, to the overlooked, the powerless, and the lost. He is our friend as well. See what that means for us. If you like what you see and want to join in on Tuesday evenings, connecting with others interested in seeing how our faith is applicable to our daily lives and making a personal connection in the age of "social distancing," go to YouTube and subscribe at my J.S. Brooks channel and become part of the conversation. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBxxX5sENGIcCowZ314locA?view_as=subscriber. . ~Rev. Jeff Snyder
Monday, March 16, 2020
Sermon for Sunday, March 15, 2020, based on John 4:7-14, the most complex story in the book of John, in which Jesus meets the Samaritan woman at the well. Life application connections made to the current coronavirus pandemic facing us all. This was an experiment (as so many pastors were making that Sunday) using Facebook Live for the first time. The recording you see here was made in parallel with that recording. That's why the angle and you see me looking between my computer screen (with camera and microphone) and my iPad with my sermon notes.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
This sermon is based on Luke 22:39-46. Prior to every major event in his ministry and often during his work, Jesus would head off for times of solitude. Jesus would go into the wilderness and pray to God. Learn the advantages of solitude in our lives as well. All are welcome and everyone is invited to watch.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Sermon based on Philippians 4:4-7. Here we explore the power of prayer in our lives. We explore a bit of how to pray and why we should. Come along and watch, listen, and learn. All are welcome
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Fear leads to hoarding. Hoarding leads to not loving neighbors and not sharing with others, breaking one great commandment ... perhaps two if you think about it. Learn how to liberate ourselves from hoarding stuff and acting like the rich fool of the parable. Life is a lot sweeter when we are fearless, bold, and live this little life of ours to the fullest. This is the sermon for August 11, 2019, based on Luke 12:32-40. Come and see what that means and how it's done. All are welcome. Join us Sunday mornings at Lansdowne Baptist Church in Lansdowne, PA, if you are in the area.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
The sermon for Sunday, June 16, 2019, Father's Day, was based on 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14. This is the story of Elijah and Elisha, two faithful prophets of God in the 9th century BC. Elijah will pass the mantle of authority on to Elisha, to continue God's work in the world. We are called to work faithfully as well in God's service. Doing so, we receive from God a double portion of spiritual blessings to enable us to continue our work as faithfully as Elijah and Elisha. Come, watch, and see.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Sermon for Sunday, June 2, 2019, based on John 17:20-26. Jesus prays his disciples will be unified in their ministry. This unity is reached by loving one another and serving each other despite their many differences. That prayer continues on into the present and the future, calling us to be unified in our love for each other and our loving service to others. It's a powerful prayer and a labor that leads to joy. Come and watch and give it a try!
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Sunday, May 26, 2019, sermon based on John 5:10-9, dealing with issues of healing. Seeing how Jesus heals a man 38 years frustrated in his own attempts to receiving healing at a pool near the Temple in Jerusalem. What Jesus' actions meant for the man and for us were discussed. Come and watch
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
This sermon for Sunday, May 19, 2019, is based on Acts 11:1-12. It deals with the power of God's Holy Spirit and where it will lead us. The disciples Peter is called to account by the Christian leadership in Jerusalem for dining with Gentiles (strictly prohibited by tradition). Peter has an extraordinary explanation, one that changed the perspective of Christian leadership in Jerusalem from that point forward. The Holy Spirit calls us to tear down walls of tradition from time to time, heading into new directions among new peoples. It is an exciting opportunity. Come and watch.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
The sermon for Mother's Day, May 12, 2019, was based on Acts 9:36-43. We reflected on the work of Tabitha, a Jewish Christian serving the Gentile poor of the port city of Joppa. Such a pillar of her community was she, that the disciple Peter was called from the capital of the region, Lyyda, to bear witness to Tabitha's service. We discussed how Tabitha filled the original idea for Mother's Day as proposed by Anna Jarvis: a day to remember the peacemakers and those advocating social good, as Anna's own mother had done. Watch and see where all this goes.