A sermon by Rev. John Rickard at Second Congregational UCC / First Presbyterian PCUSA Church of Rockford, Illinois

“God is not the chaos of life, but the redeemer of chaos.” – Rev John Rickard

“When life, our culture, our economy throws all that it can at us, and we can’t tell what direction to go in, we can end up paralyzed like Elijah, just waiting to die. But centered and nourished in the eyes of the storm of our lives and our faith journey, we can get a different perspective. We can hear that still, small voice of God.” – Rev. John Rickard

Old Testament Reading: 1 Kings 19:1-18 (NRSV)