Leave Home, Get Baptized, Go to the Wilderness – A Sermon on Mark 1:9-15, Lent 1B.

The collect and readings for the First Sunday in Lent may be found here. The following sermon is based on Mark 1:9-15. At some point we all leave home. It is something we do throughout our lives. Over and over we leave home. We’ve all done it. We leave home physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We leave those places that are familiar, comfortable, predictable. Sometimes we … Continue reading Leave Home, Get Baptized, Go to the Wilderness – A Sermon on Mark 1:9-15, Lent 1B.

Searching for Jesus – A Sermon on Mark 1:29-39, Epiphany 5B

The collect and readings for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year B, may be found here. The following sermon is based on Mark 1:29-39 Everyone loves it when Jesus shows up. His presence makes a difference. Things happen. Mother-in-laws are healed. The sick are cured. Demons are cast out. Lives are changed. This is true not only for the people of Capernaum in Jesus’ time … Continue reading Searching for Jesus – A Sermon on Mark 1:29-39, Epiphany 5B

When Exile and Words of Comfort Meet – A Sermon on Isaiah 40:1-11, Advent 2B

The collect and readings for today, The Second Sunday of Advent, may be found here. The following sermon focuses on Isaiah 40:1-11. “Comfort, o comfort my people.” These are God’s ancient words to his people; spoken through the prophet Isaiah in the 6th century b.c. Their relevance and timeliness, however, are not lost on us today. It is not hard to find people in discomfort, … Continue reading When Exile and Words of Comfort Meet – A Sermon on Isaiah 40:1-11, Advent 2B

The First Step is to Get Your Feet Wet – A Sermon on Joshua 3:7-17, Proper 26A

The collect and reading for Proper 26A, the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, may be found here. The following sermon is based on Joshua 3:7-17. If you have ever spent any time in the wilderness of life then you have probably spent time thinking about the promised land; that place where life will be better, more settled, easier. Each one of us could tell a story … Continue reading The First Step is to Get Your Feet Wet – A Sermon on Joshua 3:7-17, Proper 26A