Sermons tagged with ‘God’s grace’

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Gods gives us grace abundantly. Live it!

The Wedding at Cana: A Story of Abundant Grace 2nd Sunday After Epiphany Sermon Text: John 2:1-11 Grace is ours! In today’s Gospel story, Jesus performs his first public miracle: changing water into wine. It sets the tone for the rest of his ministry. Jesus comes to declare God’s abundant love and grace for all […]

Healthy Boundaries, Jesus-style

In this healing, Jesus changes the boundaries Today’s text: Mark 1:21-28 When we talk about personal relationships, one of the characteristics we consider are the boundaries we set. Boundaries help to define who we are; healthy boundaries help us to maintain a strong sense of ourselves, while allowing us to be in mutual relationships with […]

Expecting the Unexpected at the Temple of God

Text for the Day: Luke 2:22-40 – Simeon & Anna in the Temple Images of the Temple: Revealing an unexpected salvation Luke’s gospel draws the Temple in Jerusalem as an important symbol. The gospel opens at the Temple, where a priest named Zechariah is chosen by lot to enter the sanctuary of the Lord and […]

Re-reading the Bible: “Tired of Being Mean”

Responding to “The Nashville Statement.” I’m going to apologize in advance, because my sermon is a little bit longer than usual this morning. But there is something on my heart that needs to be shared First, let’s begin by taking a look at the passage from Romans we read this morning. Romans 12:9-21 9Let love […]