For this Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. Our readings during November speak of the end times. Zephaniah proclaims that the coming day of the LORD will be filled with wrath and distress. In Matthew, Jesus […]
For this Seventh Sunday of Easter, we continue to proclaim the Good News, “Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” Today, we hear Jesus pray for his disciples, and therefore, us and our mission. Amid religious, social, and economic divisions, we seek the unity that Jesus had with his Father. Made one in baptism, […]
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 […]
We rejoice that God has smashed the status quo and turned the tables on all the priorities of the world. We live in the promise that all best are off, all expectations are reversed because Jesus is Lord. Easter people know that in the resurrection of Jesus live has purpose and meaning and that in Him we are included in His mission as an awesome and non-negotiable responsibility. Crash helmets indeed!
The Bible is also a panorama of love gained and lost. In fact, most of the story of salvation has to do with God’s enduring fidelity over and against human rejection. God never stops reaching out to those who reject God’s generous faithfulness.