Recent Sermons

“Crying in the Wilderness”

Isaiah 40:1-11January 15, 2023         This morning I’ve chosen this passage from the prophet Isaiah as our scripture reading for Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend: Comfort, O comfort my people,   says your God.Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,   and cry to herthat she has served her term,   that her penalty is paid,that she has received from…

“A Simple Love”

Luke 1:46-55: And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.  For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed; for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.  And his…

“A Simple Hope”

Matthew 24:36-44: “But about that day and hour no one knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.  For as the days of Noah were, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.  For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and…

“Leper Lessons”

Luke 17:11-19 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee.  As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him.  Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”  When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.”  And as they went,…

“Kick-Off Sunday 2022”

Luke 15:1-10September 11, 2022 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable: “Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave…

“Ask For It”

Luke 11:1-13[Jesus] was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.”  He said to them,  “When you pray, say:Father, hallowed be your name.   Your kingdom come.    Give us each day our daily bread.    And forgive us our sins,     for we ourselves…

“Sitting At God’s Feet”

Luke 10:38–42 Now as they went on their way, [Jesus] entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying.  But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him…

“Excuses, Excuses”

When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; but they did not receive him, because his face was set toward Jerusalem. When his disciples James…

“Other People”

John 13:31-35: When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him.  If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once.  Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You…

“The Mark of the Nails”

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.”  After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. …