Sermons

The Encroaching Kingdom

Year B Ezekiel 17:22-24 Psalm 92:1-4,11-14 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17 Mark 4:26-34 May the words of my mouth O God…  speak your truth… When you buy a house…  it’s important to know where the property lines are…  where the boundaries are…  ] that way…  if there’s any question about just where the fence separates the two properties…  if...

Out of His Mind

Year B Genesis 3:8-15 Psalm 130 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 Mark 3:20-35 May the words of my mouth O God…  speak your truth… Sometimes…  people we know…  will think that we’ve lost our mind…  in a S4 episode of Friends…  Phoebe accuses Ross…  of being completely out of his mind…  after he proposes playing a quiz game to settle...

Embracing Sabbath’s Sacred Rhythm

Year B Deuteronomy 5:12-15 Psalm 81:1-10 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 Mark 2:23-3:6 May the words of my mouth O God…  speak your truth… There is a sacred rhythm to Sabbath… a sacred rhythm that is gift…  Sabbath is not simply a day off…  not necessarily a day to grill some brats and have a cold one…  it’s a day...

Holy Holy Holy

Year B Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 29 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17 May the words of my mouth O God…  speak your truth… Today is Trinity Sunday… it’s the day we do our best to peel away the veil of mystery which obscures the Three in One… the One in Three…  it’s the mystery which was first hinted at last...

Fire in the Belly

Year B Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 104:25-35, 37 Acts 2:1-21 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 May the words of my mouth O God…  speak your truth… Today’s reading from Ezekiel…  is one of the readings often associated with Pentecost……  the prophet describes a vision of God breathing new life into dry human bones…  bones which lie scattered on the floor of a...