“Be the Church: Fight for the Powerless” Matthew 19:1-14 Women today are finding new ways to speak up and assert themselves. Women, in our country, also have the right to work, the right to vote, and in most cases, the right to divorce or the right to say no to having children. In some churches, […]
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Be the Church: Reject Racism Matthew 15:21-28 I want to start out today with a true story. And I don’t tell you this story to scare you, but to give you an insight into the real dangers that we face as members of this community. About 4 years ago, I’m sitting in my car at […]
5/27/18 Scripture: Acts 14:8-20 Sermon Title: “Be the Church: Love God” What a bizarre story! Acts 14 opens with Paul and Barnabas, who are running from the Jewish authorities in a big town called Iconium, located in modern day Turkey. After hearing Paul and Barnabas’s message, the authorities in Iconium are furious with […]
Texts (click the text to read it): John 20:19-31, Acts 4:32-35 Today, we have 2 texts about faith and flexibility. Faith is not meant to be static. Some of what we were taught as children, we still believe. But some of it, we’ve reimagined or reinterpreted or reevaluated, based on life experience, new knowledge, and […]
After the resurrection, the Disciples don’t recognize Jesus at first. In the early morning fog, Mary thinks Jesus is the gardener. In our text from Luke, we hear that two other Disciples believe him to be an ordinary traveler on the road. And who can blame them? We’ve all had those […]
Hosanna! (Hosanna!) Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna! (Hosanna) Growing up in Sunday school, I always thought of Palm Sunday as a big parade. It’s a celebration. Yes, it was a bit different than parades we usually attend. The guest of honor rides in on a donkey instead of […]
Scriptures (click links to be redirected to the scripture): Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12 Introduction to Psalm 51: In order to understand today’s text, we need to know the backstory. King David, the man who as a boy slew the giant Goliath, has gotten himself into a bit of trouble. King David, the […]
If there’s any reason to come to Bible study, it’s texts like these… We won’t be able to get into the nitty gritty of everything in the next 10 minutes, but I do promise I’ll unpack some of the craziness of the snakes and Jesus on the cross to the best of my abilities. If […]
1 Corinthians 1:18-25 18 To those who are spiritually dead, the message of the cross is foolishness—absurd and illogical, but to those of us being healed and liberated by God’s grace, the cross is the manifestation of God’s power. 19 For it is written in the words of the prophet Isaiah: “I will destroy the wisdom of […]
Transfiguration Sunday Romans 9:2-7 In today’s story, Jesus takes Peter, James and John up to the top of a mountain, and there, they encounter something extraordinary. We have no video footage of the event, and the Gospel of Mark was likely written 30 years after his death, so it’s likely that the author was not […]
Scripture: Genesis 9:8-17; 1 Peter 3:18-22 Sermon: New Beginnings There are several seasons of the Christian year, and they can easily be explained by a simple metaphor, which is the butterfly. Before a caterpillar becomes a butterfly, it lives a life of eating. That is the Christmas season for most of us. […]
Romans 12:1-5 “Embodied” The Apostle Paul, in his letter to the Romans, says that we are all members of one body, the Body of Christ. So if we’re all a part of the same body, which one of us is a pain in the neck? I think the answer is…. Yes. All of us, at […]
God, the universe and Everything: A sermon about grief, hope, and Santa 1st Scripture Reading: Psalm 58; International Standard Version To the Director: A Davidic psalm to the tune of “Do Not Destroy”. 1How is it that by remaining silent you can speak righteously? How can you judge people fairly? 2 No, in your heart […]
1 Corinthians 2:12-16 In the process for ordination as a pastor, as some point, you have to go through a gauntlet of psychological testing. It usually takes 3 full days, and it includes written tests as well as conversations with professionals who have scored and reviewed your tests. At the first test, the person proctoring […]
1/21/18 First – Some variations on the Lord’s Prayer: 1) From the King James and New King James translations of Matthew 6:9-13 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily […]
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