“Who do you, Jesus, say we are?”

16th Sunday after Pentecost                                     12 September 2021 (Isaiah 50:4-9   Psalm 116   James 3:1-12   Mark 8:27-38) “Who do you, Jesus, say we are?” Today, we are journeying with Jesus to the villages of Caesarea Philippi, the northernmost region that can be considered Palestine, the farthest geographical point from Jerusalem that Jesus travels.  It is a … More “Who do you, Jesus, say we are?”

A Time to Heal

Mark 7:24-37 Then Jesus ordered them to tell no one; but the more he ordered them, the more zealously they proclaimed it.  They were astounded beyond measure… While the book of Ecclesiastes tells us so poignantly, through some of scriptures most well-known words, that there is a time for every season under heaven, truth be … More A Time to Heal

“Breaking Open our Hearts for Justice!”

14th Sunday after Pentecost                                                 29 August 2021 (Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9   Psalm 15  James 1:17-27   Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23) “Breaking Open our Hearts for Justice!” I want to begin my sermon today with a time of Sacred Silence as a pledge of solidarity for Afghanistan. . . . .[pause]. . . . .  It has been … More “Breaking Open our Hearts for Justice!”

Remaining Faithful

John 6:56-69 By the time we enter into today’s gospel from the sixth chapter of John, Jesus has been proclaimed as the Word made flesh – present in the world since the beginning…  he has been deemed by the Baptist as the true light that gives light to all people, the Lamb of God who … More Remaining Faithful

“Not the Dreamy Mother of Jesus!”

Mary, Mother of Our Lord                                                   15 August 2021 (Psalm 34:1-9   Luke 1:39-56) “Not the Dreamy Mother of Jesus!” For those of you who are satisfied with the way things are in the world today, you will not like my sermon this morning!  Fair warning! Today we are celebrating the festival of Mary, Mother of Our … More “Not the Dreamy Mother of Jesus!”

“Super-sizing a Kid’s Meal!”

This sermon was preached at the worship service sponsored by the Gettysburg Ministerium held at the Gettysburg National Military Park Amphitheater.      (8 August 2021) (John 6:1-15) “Super-sizing a Kid’s Meal!” What happens when Jesus super-sizes a kid’s meal?  Let find out! Today, I begin by talking about food, glorious food!  When it comes to food, … More “Super-sizing a Kid’s Meal!”

“Intimacy with God = loving others now!”

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost                                                   1 August 2021 (Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15   Psalm 78   Ephesians 4:1-16   John 6:24-35) “Intimacy with God = loving others now!” I suspect that most, if not all of you, would agree that the biggest “hit” churches took these past 16 months was the fact that we were not gathering in person for … More “Intimacy with God = loving others now!”

“Bread for sinners; nourishment for the weak!”

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost                                             25 July 2021 (2 Kings 4:42-44   Psalm 145   Ephesians 3:14-21   John 6:1-21) “Bread for sinners; nourishment for the weak!” It is amazing how a delicious mango can write a sermon! Whenever I’m away with my family on vacation in the South, (as I was two weeks ago), visiting a local fruit … More “Bread for sinners; nourishment for the weak!”