Posts Categorized: sermons

What Am I To Do With Zebedee? Matthew 4:12-23 Epiphany 3 A

Jesus was walking along the Sea of Galilee, and he called out to Peter, Andrew, James, and John saying, “Drop your nets and follow me.”  So they dropped their nets and followed.  So, the message today is, “Drop your nets and follow.”  Amen.  As we go to God in prayer today, I’d like to share… Read more »

What Are We To Do With 2010–Matthew 2:1-12

                                     The Christian new year began five weeks ago with the dawning of Advent, but I imagine that many of you this weekend are dreaming new dreams, making new goals, and hoping in new promises.  2011 is here and it is exciting!  The calendar is wide open, the Christmas credit card bill still has… Read more »

UNBOUND–John 11:1-44

According to Celtic legend, tonight is the night when the line between the living and the dead is blurred.  Tonight is the night when the dead roam freely upon the earth.  This may not be far from the truth.  The story of the raising of Lazarus is a story in which the line between life… Read more »

Talitha Kum . . . Little Girl, Get Up

Talitha Kum.  Little girl, get up.  This is one of the few phrases which remain in Jesus’ native tongue of Aramaic, as if saying these words in the original language hold power and truth and healing in and of themselves.  As with most of Jesus’ healings, these stories hold great power, the power to bring… Read more »

Lessons From The Sandbox–Luke 16–Dishonest Steward

Two children were playing in the sandbox the other day. The older of the two stuck up his thumb and his forefinger and said, “Bang, you’re dead.” How should a Christian child react in such a situation?

Rejoice With Me: Luke 15:1-10

This parable is not about me or what I want it to say. It is about God—A God who gives us the grace and the space to wonder and wander and doddle and dream, and when our dreams turn to nightmares, God welcomes us home with joy.

Beautiful Day: Genesis 9:8-17

“When the bow is in the clouds—I will see it and remember—the everlasting covenant—-between God—-and every living creature——of all flesh——that is on the earth.” It seems that God is speaking, pausing to hear our response. What is your reponse?

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For: Colossians 2:6-19

The Christian Journey is not about finding the “right” Jesus. It’s realizing that you have been found by Jesus. If you have been searching for a Jesus who suits you, then you will never find him because the Christian faith denies the self and lifts your eyes to God and your arms to your neighbor.