Sermons

Banquets Out of Nothing

Year B2 Kings 4:42-44Psalm 145:10-19Ephesians 3:14-21John 6:1-21 May the words of my mouth, O God, speak your truth… The Passover…  the festival of the Jews was near…  and why is Passover relevant in this story…  because it reminds us that on the night of the last plague in Egypt…  the Angel of Death passed...

Sabbath Isn’t What We Think

Year B Jeremiah 23:1-6 Psalm 23  Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 May the words of my mouth, O God, speak your truth… Today Jeremiah speaks God’s words and says…  Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture…  and you know things are getting really bad when God starts off...

Who are Our Herods?

Year B Amos 7:7-15 Psalm 85:8-13 Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29 May the words of my mouth, O God, speak your truth… In the verses just prior to today’s passage from the prophet Amos…  God pronounces a litany of indictments against an indulgent society…  in which the powerful and wealthy are accused of arrogance and...

Have We Been Set Adrift?

Year B Ezekiel 2:1-5 Psalm 123 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Mark 6:1-13 May the words of my mouth, O God, speak your truth… Most of the time…  for most people…  the changes we experience are slow…  the growth we experience is gradual…  so slow and gradual that it may seem like we’re drifting in a...

Calm Beneath the Chaos

Year B Job 38:1-11 Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Mark 4:35-41 May the words of my mouth, O God, speak your truth… In the last four verses of today’s reading from Job…  God declares that it was only God who shut in the sea with doors…  and set limits to where its proud...