Readings: Jeremiah 31:7-9Mark 10:46-52 A Sermon Given To My Seminary Community Tell me, where is the roadI can call my ownThat I left, that I lostSo long ago?All these years I have wandered,Oh, when will I knowThere's a way, there's a roadThat will lead me home --- This verse is from Stephen Paulus’ choral piece, … Continue reading The Road Home
Photo by Nikko Tan on Pexels.com A Sermon for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost Readings: Here If you were to read the Bible as a self-help book, today’s passages would leave you with a laundry list of things to try achieve: This is perhaps most evident in the passage from Proverbs. While our translation identifies … Continue reading A Church of Valor
Photo by Ellie Burgin on Pexels.com A Sermon for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Readings Through the written word,and the spoken word,may we know your Living Word,Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen. I have a confession to make: I have been avoiding King David the entire summer. Let me recap: My first week preaching, it was … Continue reading O Absalom, My Son
Photo by Mariana Kurnyk on Pexels.com A Sermon for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Readings: 2 Kings 4:42-44Psalm 145:10-19Ephesians 3:14-21John 6:1-21 The eyes of all wait upon you, O Lord,and you give them their food in due season. Amen. A priest friend recently said something about today’s Gospel reading that stuck with me: “Maybe for Christians … Continue reading God’s Strange Abundance
Photo by Keira Burton on Pexels.com A Sermon for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Readings: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19, Mark 6:14-29 Have you ever done something out of a sense of duty that you later regretted? Today, I want to talk about two choices that seemed right at the time, but actually defied God. One … Continue reading Call and Duty
Photo by Aleksandr Burzinskij on Pexels.com A Sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Reading: Mark 5:21-43 Additional readings here God did not make death,And he does not delight in the death of the living. You may be seated. --- In this world of death, what are we supposed to do with miracles? Today’s Gospel … Continue reading A God Who Heals?
Photo by Oleg Magni on Pexels.com Sermon on Jeremiah 31 Fifth Sunday in Lent, Given March 21, 2021 Reading: Jeremiah 31:31-34 Today’s reading from Jeremiah contains some of the most comforting language to be found in the Bible: “I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be … Continue reading The Days are Surely Coming
This post was originally published on stylewise-blog.com on November 29, 2020 Photo by George Becker on Pexels.com A Sermon Given on the First Day of Advent Gospel Reading: Mark 13:24-37. Read here. “And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.”Amen. Happy New Year! Today is the first day of Advent, which marks the … Continue reading Keep Awake: An Advent Sermon