A Church of Valor

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

O Absalom, My Son

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

Call and Duty

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

A God Who Heals?

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?