Category: Sermon

Christ is Risen!

April 21, 2019 Easter Sunday Luke 24:1-12 Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!   Hell took a body, and face to face met God! It took earth and encountered Heaven! It took what it saw but crumbled before what it had…

A Reflection for Holy Week

April 10, 2019 I am stepping away from the typical sermon this week and giving you more of a short reflection as we enter one of the most sacred weeks of the church year. The gospel of Luke can speak for itself and appears…

Cultivating Forgiveness

March 31, 2019 Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 You have probably heard this parable countless times over the years. I am sure there are just as many interpretations of this parable as there are preachers. Ok, that may be taking it a little far, but you…

Cultivating Change

March 24, 2019 Luke 13:1-9 Once upon a time a psychology professor walked around on a stage while teaching stress management principles to an auditorium filled with students.  As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the typical “glass half…

Courage and Letting Go

March 17, 2019 Luke 13:31-35 I have shared in the past that I grew up in a town very similar to Richmond. The one thing that I was thankful for was that I was encouraged to read many books and these books would take…

Entering Lent

March 10, 2019 Lent 1 Luke 4:1-13 The first spring following my families move to Richmond brought grandiose plans of a wonderful thriving garden in the backyard of the parsonage. Vern came over and tilled the ground for us and by the time he…

Created in God’s Image

March 6, 2019 Ash Wednesday Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 Isn’t it amazing the extremes that some people will go to get noticed? I am sure that within the last twenty years the desire to get noticed and make a name for oneself has probably increased….