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Faithful living in changing times

November 17, 2019 23rd Sunday after Pentecost Isaiah 65:17–25 Psalm 98 Luke 21:5–19 Reverend Dr. Stephen Caine 21:5 When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God, he said, 6 “As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone […]

Patient and Brave and True…

November 3, 2019 21st Sunday after Pentecost (All Saints Sunday) Indian Hill Church Cincinnati, OH Daniel 7:1–3, 15–18 Psalm 149 Luke 6:20–31 Reverend Dr. Stephen Caine 6:20 Then he looked up at his disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21 “Blessed are you who are […]

Gratitude

October 13, 2019 (18th Sunday after Pentecost) Indian Hill Church Cincinnati, OH Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 Psalm 66:1-12 Luke 17:11-19 Reverend Dr. Stephen Caine 17:11 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, 13 they called […]

Faith, Excuses and Giving

October 6, 2019 (17th Sunday after Pentecost) World Communion Sunday Indian Hill Church Cincinnati, OH Lamentations 1:1–6 Psalm 137 Luke 17:5–10 Reverend Dr. Stephen Caine 17:5 The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” 6 The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry […]

It’s not business, it is personal!

September 22, 2019 (15th Sunday after Pentecost) Indian Hill Church Cincinnati, OH Jeremiah 8:18–9:1 Psalm 79:1–9 Luke 16:1–13 Reverend Dr. Stephen Caine 16:1 “Then Jesus said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. 2 So he summoned […]

More than we bargained for…

September 8, 2019 13th Sunday after Pentecost Jeremiah 18:1–11 Psalm 139:1–6, 13–18 Luke 14:25–33 Reverend Dr. Stephen Caine 14:25Now large crowds were traveling with him; and he turned and said to them, 26“Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot […]

Impossible guest list and other difficult acts of faith

September 1, 2019 (The 12th Sunday after Pentecost) Indian Hill Church Cincinnati, OH Jeremiah 2:4–13 Psalm 81:1, 10–16 Luke 14:1, 7–14 Reverend Dr. Stephen Caine 14:1 On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely. 7 […]

Blessed division

August 18, 2019 (The 10th Sunday after Pentecost) Indian Hill Church Cincinnati, OH Isaiah 5:1–7 Psalm 80:1–2, 8–19 Hebrews 11:29–12:2 Luke 12:49–56 Reverend Dr. Stephen Caine 12:49 “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! 50 I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what […]

Misguided theology and other myths of faith

August 11, 2019 (The 9th Sunday after Pentecost) Indian Hill Church Cincinnati, OH Isaiah 1:1, 10–20 Psalm 50:1–8, 22–23 Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Luke 12:32–40 Reverend Dr. Stephen Caine 12:32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make […]

A Farmer who talks to himself…

August 4, 2019 (The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost) Indian Hill Church Cincinnati, OH Hosea 11:1-11 Psalm 107:1-9, 43 Luke 12:13-21 Reverend Dr. Stephen Caine 12:13 “Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” 14 But he said to him, “Friend, who set me to be […]