Tag: Forgiveness

God’s Forgiveness is Priceless

September 13, 2020 Matthew 18:21-35 “Why should I say I am sorry?” According to my mother, this was the response that I gave to her one time when I was younger and had just hit my older brother. I meant to do it because… Continue Reading “God’s Forgiveness is Priceless”

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… Continue Reading “Cultivating Forgiveness”

God’s Promise of Forgiveness

March 18, 2018 Jeremiah 31:31-34 Every Master of Divinity student in the ELCA is required to take CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education). Usually this occurs after your first year of seminary. During CPE you become a chaplain, usually in a hospital setting, and care for… Continue Reading “God’s Promise of Forgiveness”

The Lord’s Prayer

March 26, 2017 John 9:1-41 Did you know that you were a priest? As we continue to look towards the 500th Commemoration of the of the Reformation, it is nice to have a reminder that each and every one of us is a priest… Continue Reading “The Lord’s Prayer”

Living in the Mystery

It has been quite a while since I read The Shack  by Wm. Paul Young. I recall being touched by it when I first read it, and was kind of excited to find out that it was being made into a movie. I am not… Continue Reading “Living in the Mystery”

Sinners in a Broken World

March 5, 2017 Matthew 4:1-11 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. When was the last time that you encountered the devil? When was the last time that you encountered evil? While Jesus is tempted in… Continue Reading “Sinners in a Broken World”

Be Reconciled

February 12, 2017 Matthew 5:21-37 Grace and Peace to you from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. I don’t know about you, but if there was any other day that I really wanted to focus on another text, it would be… Continue Reading “Be Reconciled”