But First…. – A Sermon On Luke 9:51-62

Today’s gospel (Luke 9:51-62) is a difficult one. It’s confrontational and it doesn’t leave much, if any, wiggle room. “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” We’re either looking toward the kingdom or we are not. We’re either responding to the call of life or we’re not. We’re either open to the coming future or we’re not. Continue reading But First…. – A Sermon On Luke 9:51-62

Luke 9:51-61, Proper 8C, Jesus set his face to go to Jerusalem, Sermon

Setting Our Faces To Go To Jerusalem – A Sermon on Luke 9:51-62

Luke 9:51-62, Proper 8C “He set his face to go to Jerusalem.” We all have a Jerusalem. We all set our faces to go in a particular direction. What is your Jerusalem? In what direction is your face set? And how does your Jerusalem compare with Jesus’ Jerusalem? Most of you have probably heard enough of my preaching and teaching to know that I am … Continue reading Setting Our Faces To Go To Jerusalem – A Sermon on Luke 9:51-62