15th Sunday after Pentecost September 17, 2017 Matthew 18: 21-35 You can click on this link to read the text in Oremus Bible Browser Forgiveness! Wow! I think everyone has a dozen good stories about forgiveness – ones in which forgiveness changed a life or maybe didn’t change a life. As a preacher, sometimes it’s […]
2nd Sunday in Lent February 24, 2013 Luke 4:14-23 It was an emotional time in my life and I was new to the congregation. We were taking communion and they were singing, “Eat this bread, drink this cup, come to me and never be hungry….” and the woman next to had a lovely voice. I […]
See below for further information about Desmond Tutu. Reformation Sunday October 28, 2012 John 8: 31-36 For years, we have talked about Martin Luther on Reformation Sunday, celebrating his challenge to his church to be faithful to what he saw as the truth of the Gospel. By putting the Bible in the hands of ordinary […]
Study guide for Matthew Chapters 22-28 follows after the sermon. The Gospel According to Matthew Chapters 17-22 Study Guide for 17-22 As you read chapters 17-21 of Matthew, pay particular attention: The Transfiguration: Compare this story with Mark’s version (Mark 9:13-19). What do you notice? The Boy with the Demon: How does Matthew’s version of […]
On September 11, we have the chance to look at forgiveness as a means of freeing ourselves from hatred and fear. All of us deserve God’s justice, but instead we get God’s love and mercy. The power of forgiveness comes from the power of God’s great love shown to us in Jesus’ life, death and resurrection.