Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Desiring Possessions

Desiring possessions
a new car in the driveway
the latest, the greatest
the best of everything
Our lives measured, valued
by that which we had
Denying God from the center
the focus of our lives
Cleaving to the temporal
to that which will rust
and return to dust
Forgetting the commandment
to love God the most
and paying an awful cost

November 3, 2009
Ecclesiastes 5:8-15
Psalm 15 (Psalter)
& sermon, “Oh For the Simple Life . . .”
by Pastor Ruth L. Foss
Suncook United Methodist Church
Suncook, NH
All Saints Day
Her sermon is the first of a four-part series based in part on
Reverend Adam Hamilton (http://www.cor.org/about-resurrection/adam/)’s book,
“Enough: Discovering Joy Through Simplicity and Generosity” (http://www.cokesbury.com/forms/ProductDetail.aspx?pid=9781426702334)

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