Fourth Sunday after Epiphany 28 January 2018 (Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Psalm 111 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Mark 1:21-28) “Showdown in the Spirit!” There are many stories of Jesus healing individuals throughout the scriptures. In fact, in Mark alone, of the 18 miracles Jesus performs, 13 of them are stories of Jesus healing another person. I find that … More “Showdown in the Spirit!”
Third Sunday after Epiphany 21 January 2018 (Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalms 62 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20) “When God Repents!” Since I do not have the opportunity to preach on the Book of Jonah very often, as I begin my sermon there are two things I need you to know from the very outset. 1.) … More “When God Repents!”
John 1:43-51 When a person senses a call to ministry in the ELCA, one of the first things they are required to do is sit before a board of people made up of members of the Bishop staff, the Bishop, pastors, and lay persons, called the Candidacy Committee in order to “prove” they are an … More Come and See!
Mark 1:4-11 In his book entitled, “Peculiar Treasures: A Biblical Who’s who”, pastor/theologian, Frederick Buechner, expands upon what scripture tells us about John the Baptist. He writes; “John the Baptist didn’t fool around. He lived in the wilderness around the Dead Sea. He subsisted on a starvation diet, and so did his disciples. He wore … More Baptism of our Lord, 2018
John 1:1-14 A few weeks ago our office assistant, Debby, came to my office and asked if she could take Gabrielle shopping after work with her granddaughter, Alyssa, to buy a dress for Christmas. With no meeting that night, thinking it would be fun to go along, that evening, the four of us, along with … More Christmas Day 2017