Sermons

June
2
2019

Sermon; Easter 7C; John 17:20-26

Today's gospel passage is the conclusion of the Farewell Discourse – that long monologue that runs from the time Judas leaves to betray Jesus to the time Jesus and the disciples leave for...

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May
26
2019

Sermon; Easter 6C; John 14:23-29, Rev. 21:10, 22 - 22:5

We are coming to the end of the Easter season. While we still have two more weeks, this is the last Sunday (and the last few days) with the resurrected Christ physically present on earth. This...

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May
19
2019

Sermon; Easter 5C; Acts 11:1-18

In general we are not fond of change. Think about the angst we suffer when our computers run an update and things are changed from what we are used to. Think about Sheldon Cooper who has to sit in...

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May
12
2019

Sermon; Easter 4C; Acts, Revelation, John, and primarily Psalm 23

Over the past few weeks I've been preaching on fear. In short, the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus destroyed not only death, but it showed us how to live a live completely focused on the...

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May
5
2019

Sermon; Easter 3C; Acts 9:1-20; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19

Fear divides humanity.

In the short-term it unites us. Going back to tribal days, fear of other tribes and/or outsiders made our tribe more cohesive. In more recent times, fear of the USSR drove...

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