Live recordings full of humor and heart for people of faith who like to smile and think. Christy talks to folks without notes by heart and from his heart using humor to question simple answers to life challenges. For faithful folks with a sense of humor and wonder who love God with all their heart, mind, and spirit.
For the Sake of the Gospel, for the good news to be good news, for Christianity to be a blessing and not a curse Paul tells us that and lives out a freedom and privilege that is not for him and his but for others, the wage slave, society’s outcasts, a Jews a religious minority-immigrants kicked out of Rome, the disabled. Losers by society standards that Paul calls us and shows us to use our power, our privilege, our birthrights to include. We are blessed so that others can win those blessings as well.
Bringing Forward What's Behind30/08/2020
Bring what is valuable about the past into a new future Bringing Forward What’s Behinda sermon by Rev. J. Christy Ramsey DOWNLOAD A LIVE RECORDING Audio from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church parking lot on August 30, 2020edited from a flawless transcription made by edigitaltranscriptions; all errors are mine. Matthew 16:21-28 Sermons also available free on iTunes What do you go back for?
Stop the Shouting20/08/2020
How to Stop the Shouting Stop the Shoutinga sermon by Rev. J. Christy Ramsey DOWNLOAD A LIVE RECORDING Audio from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church parking lot on August 16, 2020edited from a flawless transcription made by edigitaltranscriptions; all errors are mine. Matthew 15:21-28 Sermons also available free on iTunes Looking for the way to make the shouting people go away…
Well, It’s Blursday, the Upteenth of Meh…Again20/07/2020
How to be faithful when days blur into weeks and months. Well, It’s Blursday, the Upteenth of Meh…Againa sermon by Rev. J. Christy Ramsey DOWNLOAD A LIVE RECORDING Audio from an empty sanctuary and full zoom on a laptop at St. John’s Presbyterian in Reno, Nevada lot on August 23, 2020. Originally given at Lee Vining/Bishop Zoom on July 19 Genesis 28:10-19a Sermons also available free on iTunes Looking for the way to be faithful in the world without gathering with the saints Two sisters were terrors at home, school, neighborhood, everywhere but church. There they were angels because that was God’s house. Well, with the school and church building closed and the parents were stuck with them day after day without any away time or church angel hours. So they do what parents do when they are at their wits end, they called the pastor and asked her to do put the fear of God in them. So the pastor said, “Let me talk to the oldest.” The parent
Weeping with the whys of life with Jesus.
Dying in a Ditch...And Then It Gets Worse28/07/2019
Image by Shift and Sheriff from Pixabay What if the hated worthless one could save your life? Dying in A Ditcha sermon by Rev. J. Christy RamseyClick the title above for a mp3 recording Audio from Truckee Lutheran Presbyterian Church, on July 28, 2019edited from a flawless transcription made by edigitaltranscriptions; all errors are mine. Luke 10:25-37 Sermons also available free on iTunes Ditch the name “Good Samaritan”. It’s not in the Bible. It’s just something we call it, and we’re wrong. It is not the story of the Good Samaritan, at least for today. It is the story of Ditch Man. That makes it our story, because that is where Jesus needs us to be to hear the Gospel. We need to be in the ditch beside the man who asks the question. Did you notice the switch in the question between the beginning and end of the story? The first question was from the man: “Who is my neighbor?” Then Jesus says a man, about as generic as the
Cathedrals and Measles05/05/2019
Image by ian kelsall from Pixabay Leting Go of Sin and Personal Proof Cathedrals and Measlesa sermon by Rev. J. Christy RamseyClick the title above for a mp3 recording Audio from Spanish Springs Presbyterian Church, on May 5, 2019edited from a flawless transcription made by edigitaltranscriptions; all errors are mine. John 20-19-31 Sermons also available free on iTunes Here’s something you didn’t know. Thomas is the patron saint of Internet trolls. It’s true. It’s true. I just elected him today. He is the first Internet troll. Does anybody know what a troll is? That’s the one that comes from the outside and throws hand grenades into conversations. “Oh, I don’t believe it. “ BOOM! “It never happened.” BLAM! “Prove it to me.” POW!You see, I hate to go against Jesus, but I think I’m just going against the gospel writer, John. This sto
Catch Me When I Fall05/10/2017
By Visitor7 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link What are we to do in life…and in firefighting. Catch Me When I Falla sermon by Rev. J. Christy RamseyClick the title above for a mp3 recording Audio from South Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church, edited from a flawless transcription made by edigitaltranscriptions all errors are mine. Micah 6:1-8 &Matthew 5:1-12 Sermons also available free on iTunes I don’t know if you remember the first time you heard the Beatitudes, especially if you heard them from Luke, because Luke doesn’t mince words. He just straight out says, “Blessed are the poor.” Doesn’t even add that “in spirit.” Straight out poor. Have you ever, first time you heard that, did you say what is this guy talking about? These people are not blessed. I know blessed. I seek blessing. I know what it is. It is carefree, not woe-foe. And woe-foe is what all these are:&
Searching for Sunday31/07/2017
How to get alongside of the “nones” of religion and join them in humanity’s search for God. Searching for Sundaya sermon by Rev. J. Christy RamseyClick the title above for a mp3 recording Audio from Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Reno, Nevada in July 2017, edited from a flawless transcription made by edigitaltranscriptions all errors are mine. Acts 17:22-31 Sermons also available free on iTunes Corn. So much corn. You cannot imagine how much corn there is in Indiana. You think you can? There’s more. There is so much corn there. I’m talking corn that grows up 10 feet tall. This is before GPSes. You’d need a periscope to try to drive because you cannot see anything but corn. And they think that’s normal in Indiana. I brought two children into the world. Well, I didn’t. I stood around and watched my poor wife scream, curse at me when she brought the kids in the world in Indiana. But they came into corn country. I
Rev. Sue Washburn writing in Presbyterians Today Sept/Oct 2016 p. 4 When the world goes dark, the faithful testify with their lives to the light of the world Soul Opportunitya sermon by Rev. J. Christy RamseyClick the title above for a mp3 recording Audio from Lake Tahoe Community Presbyterian Church on November 13, 2016, text below edited from a flawless transcription made by edigitaltranscriptions all errors are mine. Luke 21:5-19 Sermons also available free on iTunes Sometimes, a doorbell just doesn’t work. Like when you get the pounding on your door at three in the morning, saying, “Get out of your house now. The fire is coming. We can’t promise to save your house, but we can save you if you leave with us right now.” And so you go. Will you come home? Will your home be all right as you left it? Will it be damaged? Will it be destroyed? Will there just be a patch of ground there? Doorbells don’t work on terrible, awful, no-good days. Maybe you