Contributing sermons since May 28, 2008
Contributed on Apr 15, 2011
A sermon for Maundy Thursday
Maundy Thursday John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Two middle-aged couples were enjoying friendly conversation when one of the men asked the other, "Fred, how was the memory clinic you went to last month?" "Outstanding," Fred replied. "They taught us all the latest psychological ...read more
Contributed on Jul 30, 2008
Jesus came back from His retreat after John’s death focused on the only power that could defeat evil.
Lectionary 18 A Matthew 14:13-21 In the past I have no doubt that most of you have heard the account of the “Feeding of the Five Thousand” and that you know that the story informs us of the miracle of how Jesus multiplied five loaves of bread and two fish into enough food to feed five thousand ...read more
Contributed on Jul 25, 2008
Even though the rich blessings God intends for us may appear to be of no more value than a seed or a handful of yeast we should not deceive ourselves.
Lectionary 17 A Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 This morning we heard a number of “One – Line Parables” that Jesus used to describe the Kingdom of God to illustrate how God’s power and authority is visible and expressed in our world. Unlike the longer “Story Parables” like the Good Samaritan or the ...read more
Contributed on Jul 17, 2008
God patiently tolerates the presence of the weeds in His field rather than risk uprooting even a single stalk of wheat.
Lectionary 16 A Matthew 13:24-30; 36-43 This morning our Gospel text explores a very important issue that I think all of us have contemplated at one point or another. I know that I have sometimes wondered about this subject as I watched the evening news or listened to the radio or witnessed ...read more
Contributed on Jul 10, 2008
God is a generous seed sower.
Lectionary 15 A Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 This morning our Gospel reading presents to us one of the better known parables of Jesus that we have come to know as “The Parable of the Sower.” Now in Matthews Gospel, “The Parable of the Sower” actually stands as the first parable in a whole series ...read more