Sermons tagged with ‘jesus’

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Faith or Works-Actually Both

Faith or Works? Actually Both! Message for September 9, 2018 Based on James 2: 1-10, 14-17   Our New Testament reading today is again from the letter of James. This is the second of 5 weeks of readings from James, and interestingly, the only time in the entire 3 year cycle of readings, aka “the  […]

Eat My Flesh, Drink My Blood: Abiding in Jesus

Eat My Flesh, Drink My Blood: Abiding in Jesus John 6: 51-69 Message for Aug 19, 2018   This is year B, the second of the three years in our lectionary cycle of readings, and every year B when summer comes around we have a five week series of readings from John’s gospel about Jesus […]

Jesus, As Ordinary as Bread 

Jesus, As Ordinary as Bread Based on: John 6, 35-41 Message for Aug 12, 2018 This is year B, the second of the 3 years in our lectionary cycle of readings, and every year B when summer comes around we have a 5 week series of readings from John’s gospel about Jesus as the bread […]

The Transfiguration of Jesus

The Transfiguration Luke 9: 28-36 (2018) I’d like to retell today’s gospel reading, Luke’s account of the transfiguration. Sometimes in the retelling of a familiar story in a new way, we can bring it alive again. It was not an uncommon thing for Jesus to withdraw from the crowds that followed him to a quiet […]

Was Jesus a Social Misfit

Was Jesus a Social Misfit Sermon for June 10th, 2018 Based on Mark 3: 20-35 Loving and Gracious Lord: Open our eyes to see you, our ears to hear you, our hearts to know you and our minds to understand you. Today’s scripture reading from Mark’s gospel is a really interesting one. It’s full of […]

Loving and Remaining United, Message for May 6

Loving and Remaining United Message for May 6th, 2018 Based on John 15:9–17 These 9 verses are the continuation of last week’s scripture reading: Jesus’ story of the vine and the branches, and how Jesus is encouraging his followers to abide in him. We begin today with ‘As the Father has loved me, so I […]

Raised Up to Serve

Year B Epiphany 5 Healing of Peter’s Mother in Law Mark 1:29 – 39 Our gospel story for today is actually the continuation of the story we heard last week, the first healing story in Mark’s gospel. Here’s a recap: while Jesus was in the Temple teaching, and the people are amazed at his teachings, […]

The Baptism of Jesus

The Baptism of Jesus Yr B 2017 Based on Mark 1: 1-11 with Genesis 1: 1-5, Psalm 29, Acts 19: 1-7   I truly appreciate how the scriptures for today come together this week, building upon each other, complementing each other, enhancing the message of God’s creation, God’s presence and God’s love in that presence. […]

Jesus, the GPS to God – Christmas Eve Sermon

Christmas Eve Sermon, 2017 Jesus, the GPS to God! Well, it’s here. Christmas Eve. Advent, the four week time of waiting for Christmas and getting everything ready is now officially over. The bazaars, the shopping, the baking, cleaning, the decorating, the attending to and coordinating all the extra and special events that happen only this […]