Sermons

In It For The Long Haul

Year A Zechariah 9:9-12 Psalm 145:8-15 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… There’s an old expression that’s being used… with a new meaning… and it may even make it into the dictionary one day… it’s a meaning that comes out of this pandemic… and...

Death or Abundance

Year A Jeremiah 28:5-9 Psalm 89:1-4,15-18 Romans 6:12-23 Matthew 10:40-42 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… In today’s passage from Romans… Paul writes… The wages of sin is death… I’ve heard this shouted from the mouths and pulpits of TV evangelists… and I’ve sometimes felt threatened by it… that...

Ishma El

Year A Genesis 21:8-21 Psalm 69: 8-11, 18-20 Romans 6:1b-11 Matthew 10:24-39 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… I don’t know if it’s a Jewish thing… or just an expression some of my Jewish relatives used… but whenever you hoped for something good to happen… they would say… from...

True Israelites

Year A Exodus 19:2-8a Psalm 100 Romans 5:1-8 Matthew 9:35-10:8 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… Pastor Chris Glaser wrote that Jesus did not come to save you… or to ensure your financial prosperity… Jesus came to save the world… to help it prosper… and to implement God’s plan...

Shouting Stones

Year A Genesis 1:1-2:4a Psalm 8 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20 May the words of my mouth… O God… speak your Truth… Before we ever feel an earthquake… incomprehensible tension has already built up across ridge lines or tectonic plates… deep under ground… until the earth itself can no longer resist the tension… can...