Sermon Archive

Sermon Archive

The Night Disciple.

March 8, 2020. Genesis 12:1-4, Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 John 3:1-17. The Night Disciple.             My favorite Gospel is the Gospel according to John. I love how John uses metaphors, images, word-pairs and many other techniques to share the fact that Jesus, the Word became flesh to bring healing, reconciliation and new…

Explaining the inexplicable

March 1, 2020         First Sunday of Lent      Explaining the inexplicable Gen. 2:15-17, 3:1-7, Romans 5:12-19, Matthew 4:1-11 The story of Adam and Eve. We all know it. We all know about the apple tree even though the story does not mention an apple. Eating the forbidden fruit and the tree of knowledge of good…

Dust we are!

February 26, 2020  Ash Wednesday Dust we are!             Ash Wednesday, our Lenten journey has started. What is this journey all about? The biblical witness is found in the opening epic of the human story. After the fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden we hear God’s words: “you are dust and to dust…

Moses, Elijah and Jesus.

February 23, 2020 Baptism, Communion Malachi 4:1-5, Matthew 17:1-9 Moses, Elijah and Jesus.             Marcion of Sinope was a controversial figure within the church in the early part of the second century of the common era.  He preached that the God who sent Jesus into the world was a different, higher deity…

Let your Yes be Yes?

February 16, 2020. Deuteronomy 30:15-20, 1 Corinthians 3:1-9, Matthew 5:21-37 Let your Yes be Yes?               Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire under Constantine the Great. This happened in the 4th century of the Common Era. Constantine was about 42 years old when he converted…

Not complicated!

February 2, 2020.  Micah 6:1-8, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31, Matthew 5:1-12 Not complicated! I think it is appropriate to use some sport-related references as an introduction to today’s sermon. Today is after all Superbowl Sunday. People love to gather around food, drink and TV to watch Football and/or Commercials. You don’t need to be a football lover to appreciate the…

Darkness and light!

January 26, 2020  Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23 Darkness and light!           Rembrandt, Dutch baroque artist, ranks as one of the greatest painters in the history of Western art. He had a profound understanding of human nature that was matched by a brilliant technique. His work made an enormous…

Come, see and remain!

January 19, 2020.           Come, see and remain! Isaiah 49:1-7; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42 People of faith believe that God calls people. Somehow, God works in the hearts and minds of people to move them to be part of God’s plan for the world! One of our favorite hymns is “Here I am Lord” which implies that God calls…

Connected?

January 12, 2020 Isaiah 42:1-9, Acts 10:34-43, Matthew 3:13-17               Connected?               Bill Bryson in his new Book, the Body: A Guide for Occupants, is said to bring (and I quote) “all his usual powers of poetry and precision to…