Sermons

BEING CLOTHED BY FIERY WAVES OF GLORY

You are blessed, because the spirit of glory, which is the Spirit of God, is resting on you. (1 Peter 4:14) The God of unknowing has made Himself known to us through Jesus Christ in Easter and will again through […]

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Sometimes a Hug is Just not Enough

Remember the Beatles song: What goes on in your heart? What goes on in your mind? You are tearing me apart when you treat me so unkind. What goes on in your mind? When we are talking to people do […]

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Life Is Like a Mountain Railway

Life is like a mountain railway With an engineer that’s brave We must make this run successful From the cradle to the grave Heed the curves and watch the tunnels Never falter, never fail Keep your hands upon the throttle […]

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PEAR BLOSSOMS GIVE HOPE FOR A GOOD HARVEST

I am not a good resource for the proper way to grow and care for grapevines. And, what I know about grapes, other than I like them, will be of little help in this sermon. However, I did grow up […]

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JESUS LIVES! JESUS IS LORD!

Without Easter, we probably wouldn’ t know about Jesus. If his story would have ended with his death he most likely would have been forgotten, or remembered by the historian Josephus as another religious zealot crucified by the Roman Empire, […]

THE PRACTICE OF CHURCH LITURGY SHAPES OUR BELIEFS

“Lex Orandi Lex Credendi” This Latin phrase means ‘”practice shapes the way we believe.” “Practice shapes liturgy”. The “doing of liturgy” shapes our beliefs. The way we worship shapes the way we believe. In the early church there was liturgical […]

MY HOUSE WILL BE A HOUSE OF PRAYER

In the Gospel reading from Luke this morning, we read that the Passover was approaching. And Jesus went up to Jerusalem in the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. […]

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WALKING THE WALK, NOT JUST THE TALK

In the gospels Jesus says repeatedly; if you want to be my disciple, follow me. Follow my teaching, follow my example. Follow the way I live my life before you. St. Paul encourages us to live up to what we […]

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TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE SEASON OF LENT

Our passage in Mark begins with Jesus coming from Nazareth of Galilee and is baptized by John in the Jordan River. And, just as he is coming out of the water he sees the heavens torn apart and the Spirit […]

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THE ORDINARY BECOMES THE EXTRAORDINARY

The gospel passage this morning pictures a typical day in the life and ministry of Jesus, as he travels on the dusty roads of Galilee bringing healing, hope, and truth, presenting a Kingdom of God with power and authority. Where […]

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