“I Can’t Breathe” – A Trinity Sunday Sermon On Matthew 28:16-20

I don’t know and never will know what it’s like to have the knee of a police officer against my neck, but I still can’t breathe. I want to be able to breathe again. I want you to be able to breathe. I want the George Floyds of the world to be able to breathe. I want us to breathe faith, hope, and love. I want us to breathe repentance, forgiveness, and healing. I want us to breathe compassion, justice, and peace. Don’t you? Don’t you want those things for yourself, for your kids and grandchildren, for the people of our country, for the world?

Being Free Of God – A Trinity Sunday Sermon on John 16:12-15

Jesus said, “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.” Maybe there is something unbearable about God. When have you experienced the unbearable in your life? What happened? How did it come about? In what ways are you experiencing the unbearable today?

We Worship and We Doubt – A Trinity Sunday Sermon on Matthew 28:16-20

Trinity Sunday, Year A: Matthew 28:16-20 “They worshipped him; but some doubted” (Matthew 28:17). That’s not a bad place to begin a sermon on Trinity Sunday. That little phrase from today’s gospel (Matthew 28:16-20) seems to me an authentic and…

Stop Thinking About God – A Sermon for the Feast of the Holy Trinity

What I am about to tell you may sound a bit strange. It might even sound as if I am being unfaithful and inappropriate, especially today, the Feast of the Holy Trinity. I think it’s important, however, even necessary. Ready?…

God the Unbearable, A Sermon on the Holy Trinity

I do not intend to try and explain the Holy Trinity, one God in three persons. Some might hear that as a strange or even unfaithful beginning for a sermon on this day, the Feast of the Holy Trinity. Others,…

A Sermon for Trinity Sunday – Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17

The collect and readings for the First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday, may be found here. The following sermon is based on Romans 8:12-17 and John 3:1-17. When my younger son, Randy, was about four years old he would wake…

The Choreography of Love – A Sermon for the Feast of the Holy Trinity, Matthew 28:16-20

The collect and readings for the Feast of the Holy Trinity may be found here. The appointed gospel is Matthew 28:16-20. The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him,…

Life, Love, and Dancing – A Sermon for the Feast of the Holy Trinity, John 16:12-15

The collect and readings for today, the Feast of the Holy Trinity, may be found here. The appointed gospel is John 16:12-15. Jesus said to his disciples, “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear…

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