SERMONS ARCHIVE

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Knowing the Time

Category: Advent

November 27, 2022

Scripture: Romans 13:11-14 (NRSVue) Advent is a time and season for us to prepare our hearts for Christ’s coming: his first coming to Bethlehem and his second coming that is yet to come. We have...

Jesus Remembers

Category: Jesus

November 20, 2022

Scripture: Luke 23:33-43 (NRSVue) Jesus said these beautiful words to the repentant thief on the cross, “Today you will be with me in paradise.” Jesus has the power in both life and death. In Christ...

Upheld When Thrown Down

Category: Encouragement, Hope

November 13, 2022

Scripture: Luke 21:5-19 (NRSVue) In this morning’s gospel reading from the lectionary, we find Jesus for the third time in Luke predicting the destruction of the beloved temple. When Jesus was alive, the Jerusalem temple...

An Enchanted Faith

Category: Hope

November 6, 2022

Scripture: Ephesians 1:11-23 (NRSVue) Bible commentators over the years have described this first chapter of Ephesians in various ways, as a: gateway, golden chain, kaleidoscope, snowball, racehorse, an operatic overture, and a flight of an...

Shimmying Down the Sycamore

Category: Repentance, Spiritual Growth

October 30, 2022

Scripture: Luke 19:1-10 (NRSVue) Luke introduces us to yet another righteous tax-collector: enter the most famous person of short stature in the Bible: Zacchaeus. Jesus keeps reminding us to pay attention and learn from everyone,...

A Tale of Two Prayers

Category: Prayer

October 22, 2022

Scripture: Luke 18:9-14 (NRSVue) Jesus’ parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector is about two prayers and two pray-ers. We see how not to pray and how to pray. Once again, Jesus’ counterintuitive wisdom...