Posts Tagged With: Jesus

Jesus our Mother Hen, Lent 2 2019

A chicken on a bit of wood, with grass in the background.  The text reads, "If God is the mother hen, will we be her chicks and seek her refuge?"
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Morsels & Stories: I read Dorcas’s story from Grit and Grace.

Sermon: Jesus sets up a parallel between a fox and a mother hen, Herod and himself.

The lessons can be found by clicking here [link]. I worked most closely with Luke 13:31-35.

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Stories on the Way Home

The background shows a paved road in the mountains, on the side of a valley lake.  Over the water is the text "What story will you tell on the way home?" and the url: https://theologybird.com

Morsels & Stories: I propose a lenten discipline of reading theology, along with some book suggestions that don’t require a theology degree to read, understand, or learn from.

Sermon: Jesus goes up a mountain to pray. What a story Peter, James, and John didn’t tell.

The lessons for today can be found here [link]. I worked most closely with Luke 9:28-43.

March 10 Edited to correct the audio file so you can listen to the sermon I describe. Apologies!

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Measuring Flour and Grace, February 2019

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Morsels & Stories: I read the Ark of the Covenant’s story from  The Spy at Jacob’s Ladder.

Sermon: Making pies and changing the world.

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with Luke 6:27-38.

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Fishers, February 2019

Over a picture of multicoloured koi, text reads "you have been fishers of people since the Holy Spirit fished you out of Baptismal Waters."
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Morsels & Stories: I talked about fiction and the theology I’ve found and loved there.

Sermon: I preach on making fishers, of fish and people.

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with Luke 5:1-11.

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Gifts, January 2019

Morsels & Stories: We talked about Church Wardens.

Sermon: Paul lists gifts and Jesus turns water into wine, and all of that offers us challenge and promise as we prepare for our Annual Meeting.

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with 1 Cor 12:1-11 and John 2:1-11

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Vulnerability, November 2018

Vulnerability is Christ-likeMorsels & Stories:  I talked about stewardship and economics.

Sermon: “How long will you make a drunken spectacle of yourself?”  An impolite question and the Church in the 21st century.

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with 1 Samuel 1:4-20.

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“Unbind Him”, All Saints 2018

Our work is unbinding people from the injustices of the world (1)Morsels & Stories: I read the “Ragman” from the book Ragman: and other cries of faith by Walter Wangerin Jr.

Sermon:  Jesus talks to Mary (and Martha before her) and then gives them a job.

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with John 11:32-44.

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God’s Love in the face of Terror, October 2018

In the face of the grief and violence in the worldWe respond with God's LoveMorsels & Stories:  We talked about the offertory plates and when they are blessed in the service.

Sermon:  This was a hard week full of horrible news.  How do we respond?  How does God call us to respond?

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link).  I preached with Hebrews 7:23-28 in the direct background.

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Harvest Thanksgiving 2018

Thankful for our ability to share what we have received.Morsels & Stories: I read a story from Does God have a Big Toe?

Sermon: Today we give thanks for all that we have, for all of the ways we’re different, and for our ability to share.

The lessons were the ones for Harvest Thanksgiving found on page 396 of the BAS.  I worked most closely with Matthew 6:25-33, which you can read here (link).

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Death that leads to life, Sept 2018

Jesus's death leads to new life.Morsels & Stories: This morning we read from Proverbs 31, which is traditionally sung by Jewish husbands to their wives as praise.  As the Church is often talked about as the Bride of Christ, what similar song would Jesus sing to us?

Sermon: Jesus talks about his death.  So we do too because that is the great source of our hope.

The lessons can be found by clicking here (link).  I worked most closely with Mark 9:32-37.

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