Current Sermon Series

SACRED PATHWAYS:  DIFFERENT PATHS TO GOD

Some of us at Second Presbyterian feel closest to God when we are immersed in nature or maybe when we are serving other people. Some of us feel closest to God in our study of the Bible or through engaging music. Some, through silence and meditation. In worship in July and August we focus on nine distinct spiritual temperaments and on how each can help us grow in faith. (Note: The structure of this series grew out of observations from Gary Thomas’ Sacred Pathways: Discover Your Soul’s Path to God. Depending on your own sacred pathway, you may enjoy reading it!)

July 5  “Let the Heavens Rejoice; Let the Earth be Glad” (Psalm 96:1-13)

     Naturalists: Loving God Out of Door

July 12 “Bind Them as a Sign on Your Hand” (Deuteronomy 6:1-9)

     Traditionalists: Loving God Through Ritual and Symbols

July 19 “Let Justice Flow Down Like Waters” (Amos 5:18-27)

     Activists: Loving God Through Confrontation

July 26 “Taste and See That the Lord is Good” (Psalm 34)

     Sensates: Loving God with the Senses 

August 2  “O God, You Are My God” (Psalm 63:1-8)

     Contemplatives: Loving God Through Adoration

August 9 “Take Up Your Cross and Follow Me” (Matthew 16:21-26)

     Caregivers: Loving God by Loving Others

August 16 “The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Knowledge” (Proverbs 1:1-12)

     Intellectuals: Loving God with the Mind

August 23 “Surely the Lord is in This Place” (Genesis 28:10-17)

     Enthusiasts: Loving God with Mystery and Celebration

August 30 “Be Still and Know That I am God” (Psalm 46:8-11)

     Ascetics: Loving God in Solitude and Simplicity