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?” …

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…

Do Not Be Alarmed – A Sermon On Mark 13:1-8

Photo by Joseph Chan on Unsplash Do not be alarmed. That’s the first thing I have to say about today’s gospel (Mark 13:1-8). And it’s the same thing Jesus told the disciples. “Do not be alarmed.” Do not be disturbed…

What’s Your One Thing? – A Sermon On Mark 10:17-31

“Do you want to be something or do you want to do something?” That’s the question a friend of mine was asked by his spiritual director many years ago.  I wonder what that question brings up for you in your…

New Life Emerges From The Dark – A Sermon On Mark 13:24-37

Today’s gospel, like all apocalyptic literature, takes us to those threshold moments that leave us wondering whether things are falling apart or falling into place. By now most of you know me well enough to know that my answer to that is, “Yes. Yes, they are.” I’m betting every one of you could tell a story about a threshold time in your life. I wonder what that threshold is for you today.

Sowing Seeds Of New Life – A Sermon On Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

When you look at you life today, when you look at the lives of the people you care about most, when you look at everything that is happening in our country, what are your deepest hopes? Whatever you just named, that hope carries the seeds of your life. And it’s asking something of you. It’s a call and an insistence waiting to be given existence.

Not Sorrowing As Those Without Hope – A Holy Saturday Sermon On John 19:38-42

Holy Saturday is an in between day. It’s the day after Good Friday and the day before Easter. What was is no longer and what will be is not yet. If Good Friday is the day of the loss, Holy Saturday is that day when the reality of the loss begins to set in. And I’ll bet you know what that’s like.

And You Shall Live – A Sermon On Ezekiel 37:1-14

Last week we stood in the valley of the shadow of death. This week we stand in the valley of dry bones. They’re not two different valleys. Both are the valley of COVID-19. How fortunate are we that today the valley of dry bones is one of our assigned scripture readings? It’s exactly what we, our country, and our world need to hear.

All Shall Be Well – A Sermon On Psalm 23 And COVID-19

"All shall be well. All shall be well. Every manner of thing shall be well." I hope you will hold on to what those words say. Let them bind you to faith, hope, and love, and connect you to one another. The theme of those words - all shall be well - is the thread that runs through today’s psalm.

Life Can Be Different – An Advent Sermon On Matthew 3:1-12

The Second Sunday in Advent, Year A - Matthew 3:1-12 By Visitor7 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons What if I preached like John the Baptist? What if I was as blunt and direct as he is? What…

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