Wheat, New Life, Parable of the Sower

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

Parable of the Sower, Proper 10A, Matthew 13:1-9 13-23, Sermon, Sower, Interior Life

A Sower Went Out To Sow – A Sermon on Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

So here’s what I am wondering. Might you and I be sowers of seed? When we hear or read this parable we are pretty quick to judge ourselves or others as one of the four types of ground: the beaten path, the rocky ground, thorny terrain, or good soil. But have you ever thought of yourself as the sower in today’s parable? Continue reading A Sower Went Out To Sow – A Sermon on Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Redbirds, Seeds, and Weeds: What You See Is Not All You Get – A Sermon on Mark 4:26-34; Proper 6B

The collect and readings for the Third Sunday after Pentecost, Prober 6B, may be found here. The following sermon is based on 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13; 2 Corinthians 5:6-17; and Mark 4:26-34. We live in a world that mostly believes what you see is what you get. We trust our eyes to reveal what is real and what is true. For most of us, I suspect, … Continue reading Redbirds, Seeds, and Weeds: What You See Is Not All You Get – A Sermon on Mark 4:26-34; Proper 6B