Genesis 29:15-28, Matthew 13:31-33 44-52, Proper 12A, Parable, Kingdom of Heaven, Jacob, Rachel, Leah, Expectations, What You See Is What you Get

Dealing With The Unknown, Unchosen, or Unwanted – A Sermon on Genesis 29:15-28 and Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

The problem is that life doesn’t always work that way. Nor is that, Jesus says, how the kingdom of heaven works. Sometimes real life, kingdom life, is like a net dragged through the sea. It pulls up both the good and the bad. Other times it is like a field that you see day after day. It’s always there. Not much changes. It’s just an ordinary field like any other field except that it is not. Deep within that ordinary dirt is unseen treasure waiting to be discovered. Continue reading Dealing With The Unknown, Unchosen, or Unwanted – A Sermon on Genesis 29:15-28 and Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

Overruling The Unjust Judge – A Sermon On Luke 18:1-8

The collect and readings for the Twenty-first Sunday After Pentecost, Proper 24C, may be found here. The appointed gospel is Luke 18:1-8. Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. In that city there was a widow … Continue reading Overruling The Unjust Judge – A Sermon On Luke 18:1-8