“Hidden Figures!”

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost 6 August 2017 (Isaiah 55:1-5 Psalm 145 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:13-21) “Hidden Figures!” [In the delivering of this sermon at St. James Lutheran Church, Gettysburg, PA, on August 6, there was an accompanying PowerPoint presentation, using the film “Hidden Figures.” Although those slides are not part of this blog, the integrity … More “Hidden Figures!”

Christian Freedom

Matthew 10:40-42 Our Gospel reading for this morning consists of the final three verses of Matthew chapter ten, tying onto the end of our reading from last week, where if you remember, Jesus spoke to the twelve disciples of what it means to follow him… total and utter commitment… even if it means separation from … More Christian Freedom

A Family of Faith

Matthew 10:24-39, Romans 6:1b-11 As you could probably guess, the past few weeks have been a time of increased emotions for me as I have reflected on life and death, and God’s presence in it all, in a more personal way than I have before as a result of the death of my wife, Olivia. … More A Family of Faith

“Compassionate Discipleship!”

Second Sunday after Pentecost 18 June 2017 (Exodus 19:2-8 Psalm 100 Romans 5:1-8 Matthew 9:35-10:23) “Compassionate Discipleship!” Jesus obviously knew something quite crucial about people and about disciples that we see in today’s Gospel text from Matthew. What Jesus knew in sending us out to be disciples is that we need to learn compassion. That’s … More “Compassionate Discipleship!”