Sermon

Room for the Helpless, January 2018

welcome for the cynical, snarky, and hopelessMorsels & Stories:  I talked about Paul’s comment in “All thing are lawful, but not all things are beneficial.”  We discussed Paul, breastfeeding, and diet options.

Sermon: Jesus greets Nathanael in an interesting way and why Nathanael has been giving me hope this week.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link).  I worked most closely with John 1:43-51.

 

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Speaking Love into Chaos, Baptism of Our Lord 2018

God speaks love into our chaosMorsels & Stories: I read “Magi” from Edward Hays’ The Ethiopian Tattoo Shop.

 

 

Sermon: In our baptism God speaks love into our chaos, which is what God does.

 

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Genesis 1:1-5.

 

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The Romance of Christmas, Christmas Eve 2017

ChristmasThis is not a good plan to save the world….

 

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Blue Christmas 2017

Blue Christmas 2017A Blue Christmas, or longest night, service is a time and place for those for whom the holidays are lonely, sad, and hard. St Peter’s offers this with the knowledge that the holiday season can be incredibly painful and the faith that God is with us in those blue moments.

 
Here is the sermon I preached.

 

 

 

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Who are you? Advent 3 2017

He came as a witnessMorsels & Stories:  I read from Edward Hays’ The Ethiopian Tattoo Shop.

 

Sermon:  When people are sent to figure out who John is, John never quite answers the question asked.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  (link)  I worked most closely with John 1:6-8 19-28.

 

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Comfort, Advent 2 2017

Come near, though you are a sinner for I have always known that; Come near, that my love may heal the breach between us.-GodStories & Morsels:  I talked about Advent wreaths, some of their history and offered some suggestions for how to incorporate them into your Advent practice.  St Lucy’s feast day is indeed the 13th of December.  There are tons more options if you google “Advent Wreath” with lighting or liturgy.

Sermon:  Our Isaiah passage is the one I think of when I think of Advent.  What were the circumstances of it’s writing and how does it sound next to John the Baptist’s cry to repent.

The lessons can be found here (link).  I worked most closely with Isaiah 40:1-11.

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The Taste of Justice, November 2017

A Kingdom where Justice tastes like honeyMorsels & Stories: In preparation for our interactive Bible study on the 9th, I read from the introduction to Story Journey by Thomas E Boomershine.

 

Sermon: Ezekiel prophesies about fat and lean sheep, while Jesus talks about goats and sheep.

 

The lessons can be found here (link).  I worked most closely with Ezekiel 34:11-16.

 

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Apocalyptic Bridesmaids, November 2017

(Sorry, this one slipped through the cracks a bit.)

Sermon:  This is the first parable of three that fit together.  I think that reading them together helps.  Let me know what you think.

The lessons can be found here (link).  I worked most closely with Matthew 25:1-13.

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A Promise Secured, October 2017

If you were standing beside Moses,what dreams would you see promised-Sermons & Morsels: We talked about the things we do at St Peter’s that we love.

 

Sermon: Right before the Israelites reach the Promised Land God takes Moses up to the top of a mountain.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Deuteronomy 34:1-12.

 

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Taxes and Kings, October 2017

What will we do with what God has given us-

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Morsels & Stories: After last week I got some feedback that the sermon was a bit confusing so I revisited the parable this morning.

 

Sermon:  “Should we pay taxes?” is an age-old question.  When did it start and how does it intersect our lives today?

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 22:15-22.

 

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