A Sermon Collection From Advent-Christmas 2021

Today brings us to the end of the Christmas season and, with tomorrow's Feast of the Epiphany, the beginning of the Epiphany season. Here are some ways to enter more deeply into the meaning of the season: Hear the story of the fourth wise man; Bless your home with chalk; andRead the Epiphany Proclamation of…

The Reversals In Our Lives – A Sermon On Luke 1:39-55

The Visitation by Giotto - Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons Haven’t there been times in your life when a reversal grabbed your attention or captured your heart, and left you wondering, “What is going on here and how did this happen?”  I can easily imagine that’s what it was like for Mary and Elizabeth in today’s…

What Then Should We Do? – A Sermon On Luke 3:7-18

Photo by Ray Fragapane on Unsplash Today’s gospel (Luke 3:7-18) is the continuation of last week’s gospel (Luke 3:1-6). They are two parts of the same story and I don't think we can fully understand today's without the context of last week's  Last week I said that John the Baptist was asking us to confront ourselves and look…

Looking At The Landscape Of Our Lives – A Sermon On Luke 3:1-6

There’s a particular person in my life I sometimes just don’t want to be with. It’s often uncomfortable and sometimes scary to be together. There are times when I intentionally avoid this person. Sometimes I don’t like what I see in this person. Other times I am disappointed in or angry with this person. Sometimes…

The Days Will Surely Come – A Sermon On Jeremiah 33:14-16

Photo by Simon Wilkes on Unsplash Do you ever feel like your life is out of kilter and you’re a hot mess? Do you ever feel like you’re out of sync with yourself, others, or God?   “The days will surely come,” says the Lord, “when ….” When have the walls of your life been breached, your security…

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