First Sunday of Advent 30 November 2014 (Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37) “Going into the Void!” I listen to a lot of interviews on the radio when I am driving in my car. This is how interviews end. The interviewer, having taken a full minute and a half to plumb … More “Going into the Void!”
Text: Ezekiel 34 & Matthew 25: 31-46 for Christ the King Sunday The election season is over and Thanksgiving is right around the corner; the holiday season is in full swing! While that once meant something noble, more often than not today we see how companies and corporations compete economically for our loyalty from now … More Following where the Shepherd King leads
Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost 16 November 2014 (Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 Psalm 90 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Matthew 25:14-30) “Encourage One Another for the Life of the World!” I usually do not get many requests to preach on specific themes in my sermons. Several months ago I did get a request, and this sermon is in response … More “Encourage One Another for the Life of the World!”
Text: Matthew 25: 1-13 Pentecost 22a “That engagement party was so extravagant; William had better ride into the actual wedding on an Elephant or drop in like James Bond from a helicopter!” My husband, Eric, said on our way home from my best friend’s engagement party last weekend. It was, indeed, extravagant: Overflowing with Middle Eastern … More Light the way, the Bridegroom is Coming!
All Saints Sunday November 2, 1014 (Revelation 7:9-17 Psalm 34 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12) “I Want To Be In That Number!” There is a hidden trap in today’s Gospel text, which is always there when we hear this section of the Sermon on the Mount, known as, “The Beatitudes.” The trap is very simple … More “I Want To Be In That Number!”