Category: Sermon

Which brother are you?

Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 Grace and Peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord, Jesus Christ. This fourth Sunday of Lent we are presented with a familiar parable that conjures up many thoughts.  First, we wonder what has gotten into the younger son… Continue Reading “Which brother are you?”

Nurturing Amidst the Suffering

Luke 13:1-9 Grace and peace to you, from God our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ. One hobby that I have attempted for a while now is caring for and growing bonsai, the Japanese art form of creating little trees. My first experience was… Continue Reading “Nurturing Amidst the Suffering”

Where Is Our Trust?

Luke 13:31-35 Grace and Peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ. As you get older you begin to learn a few things. The wisdom gained through life experiences and knowledge helps you determine the appropriate things to say and… Continue Reading “Where Is Our Trust?”

Turning Back to Our Baptism

Luke 4:1-13 (1st Sunday of Lent) Grace and Peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord, Jesus Christ. This morning we find ourselves in the early days of Lent. You may not feel different. You may not sense much of a difference as… Continue Reading “Turning Back to Our Baptism”

We Are Marked

Ash Wednesday Homily, Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21   We are a marked people! From our baptisms when we are marked with the cross of Christ forever, to our deaths where we are returned, earth to earth, ashes to ashes. We are marked in our daily walk… Continue Reading “We Are Marked”

Transfiguration as Epiphany

Luke 9:28-43 Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and Lord, Jesus Christ. There are times in our travels when we just put on the cruise control and let the road take care of itself. Or at least that is what we hope… Continue Reading “Transfiguration as Epiphany”

Jesus is for Everyone?

Luke 4:21-30 Grace and peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ. Tony Campolo, a well known sociologist and pastor, tells a story of a time that he was in Hawaii and could not sleep at night/early morning due to… Continue Reading “Jesus is for Everyone?”

Prayer for Christian Unity

Luke 4:14-21 Grace and Peace to you from God our Father, and our Lord, Jesus Christ. I have to admit that it is a little strange to return to a place where you sensed God calling you into ministry. In a way it is… Continue Reading “Prayer for Christian Unity”

Apathy is Alive and Well

Isaiah 62:1-5 Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. I had the opportunity to meet Joe while doing a J-term class in Washington D.C. which revolved around hunger and caring for the oppressed within our society. Joe… Continue Reading “Apathy is Alive and Well”

Baptized in Your Love

Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Aren’t the many attributes of water amazing? There are not too many elements that are stronger and have the power that water does. Water gives us life, and… Continue Reading “Baptized in Your Love”