March 23, 2014
The woman at the well in our Gospel lesson today needed water to survive, and so there in the heat of the day she came to get it, never expecting to find a Jewish man all alone at the well too. In her encounter with this man Jesus she found someone who knew who she […]
March 16, 2014
“How can this be?” are the words of Nicodemus as he confronts Jesus in the night. “How” questions demand answers. Some “how” questions come from a deeper existential place. This sermon includes a heartfelt conversation between the preacher and his late friend.
March 9, 2014
Christ’s love gives us strength in the midst of temptation, and when our strength fails, Christ’s grace is there for us. Thanks be to God that we have a Savior who is able to do what we cannot, so that beyond facing temptation, he was able to hang on the cross so that we might […]
March 2, 2014
In this sermon the preacher, an admitted “transfiguration junkie”, comes to a new conclusion about the importance of Transfiguration for the Christian life. A recent conversation with a friend challenges the way the preacher preaches and the hearer hears.
February 23, 2014
Jesus words that turn the conventional wisdom of his day upside down, continue to challenge the conventional wisdom of today. Prayer and forgiveness are the ways we live up to the “perfect” ethic of Jesus.
February 16, 2014
Sometimes as Christians we can get caught up with our denominational affiliation to the exclusion of others who also call themselves Christian. We have many more reasons to honor one another than to dishonor one another. And how we interact with other Christians from other denominations speaks to the world about how Christians are as […]
February 9, 2014
We have been called as a church and as Christians to be a light for the world and salt for the world. We are called to liberate others around us from their fear of the darkness so that they might be able to enjoy and follow the light. We are called to draw others in […]
February 2, 2014
On the Presentation of Our Lord Sunday we celebrate what happens when duty meets faithful expectation: The grace of a creating God brings wonder! What is your “wonder potential?”
January 26, 2014
When we think about our own calling to be disciples of Christ, we know that the task, when taken seriously, is not an easy one, just as anyone who has ever gone fishing knows that it is not an easy task either. At the same time it is crucial that we put forth an effort […]
January 19, 2014
Today in our Gospel lesson we hear so many people sharing the urgent message of the good news with others. First we have John the Baptist pointing to Jesus and saying, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! Then we have Jesus himself telling those who were following […]