John 12:20-33 Last Sunday evening, I spent about two hours over at the Foltz’ house with Pastor Foltz and Faith, and a number of our young adults, around conversation and of course, around small feast as well. The question that guided our conversation centered around our Lutheran doctrine of Justification… the manner in which we … More To see Jesus
Fourth Sunday in Lent 11 March 2018 (Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm 107 Ephesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-21) “Complaining! Complaining! Complaining!” Complaining! Complaining! Complaining! Brought to you directly from the Israelites wandering in the wilderness for forty years! “We don’t like the bitter water!” [Exodus 15:22-25]. ”We don’t have enough food!” [Exodus 16:2-3]. “We are thirsty!” [Exodus 17:3 … More “Complaining! Complaining! Complaining!”
John 2:12-22 Exodus 20:1-17 While the account given to us in today’s Gospel comes from beginning of John, it is the account in our synoptic Gospels that leads to Jesus’ arrest, and then, to his death on the cross. For John, it is the account of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead that secures his … More What does it mean to have a god?
Second Sunday in Lent 25 February 2018 (Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22 Romans 4:13-25 Mark 8:31-38) “Be the Hope you wish for the World!” There is an awful lot going on in all four scripture texts this morning. So much so that I will say a word about each of them, because there seems to … More “Be the Hope you wish for the World!”
First Sunday in Lent 18 February 2018 (Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15) “A Love that loves us best of All!” [When this sermon was first preached on the First Sunday of Lent, it was enhanced with a PowerPoint presentation depicting Maurice Sendak’s book, “Where the Wild Things Are!”] This past Wednesday … More “A Love that loves us best of all!”
Ash Wednesday 2018 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 If you haven’t yet noticed, in being the church who lives in the world, we come together to usher in the season of Lent on the day our religious calendars mark as Ash Wednesday, on that which our secular calendars mark as the day of love… With this, as … More Ash Wednesday: What’s love got to do with it?
Transfiguration 2018 Mark 9:2-9 So today we celebrate the final day of the season of Epiphany before we enter into the season of Lent. The day our liturgical calendar deems, “The Transfiguration of Our Lord”. Our gospel text for the day, describes those events that regular church goers are all too familiar with. Jesus, along … More A Journey Incomplete