“We are the Last Witnesses!”

Maundy Thursday                                                                 24 March 2016 (Exodus 12:1-14   Psalm 116  1 Corinthians 11:23-26   John 13:1-17)   “We are the Last Witnesses!” [Slide #1…..Blank] “after he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them, “Do you know what I have done for you?……I have set … More “We are the Last Witnesses!”

“Taking the First Step!”

Palm Sunday                                                                          20 March 2016 (Isaiah 50:4-9   Psalm 24   Philippians 2:5-11   Luke 19:28-40)   “Taking the First Step!”   Palm Sunday is here!  Jesus is on the final two miles of his journey to Jerusalem and is close to entering the Holy City.  The disciples do as they are commanded and the events unfold exactly … More “Taking the First Step!”

“Return of the Prodigal!”

Fourth Sunday in Lent                                                                      6 March 2016 (Joshua 5:9-12   Psalm 32   2 Corinthians 5:16-21   Luke 15:1-3, 11-32) “Return of the Prodigal!” In some ways, we might say this sermon began 33 years ago.  That is when Henri Nouwen, a prolific writer of spirituality saw a poster of this painting we have on the screen … More “Return of the Prodigal!”

Repent!

Luke 13: 1-9 Today’s Gospel text forces us to reflect on some of our biggest questions in regards to sin, human suffering, and divine judgment.  One theologian begins his commentary on today’s scripture with, “some biblical passages, like some flammable materials, should probably carry a warning label:  handle with care.  This story… is surely one of … More Repent!