As I say in the sermon, a mentor used to say that in every group someone is coming from a wedding and someone from a funeral. This meal Jesus has in Bethany with Lazarus, Mary, and Martha is exactly like that, so very human. I worked most closely with John 12.1-6.
Happy All Saints (transferred from Nov 1)! As I read this snippet of the raising of Lazarus, I heard an echo from the story of Ezekiel in the valley of Dry Bones. Then I worked in a little about knitting, because this is apparently my new All Saints theme. I worked with John 11:32-44 and […]
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. Listen:
Link: Bound by Toilet Paper, Lent 5 2014 Summary of what I was saying and why: As so many others do, I love Ezekiel and the dry bones. And I can’t read it without hearing a story of (re)creation. And then with Lazarus the question of how bound we are appeared. Theology: Salvation Jesus Count: […]
Creation, Ezekiel, Lazarus. How are we bound? Listen: The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Ezekiel 37:1-14 and John 11:1-45. The creation account used is from Genesis 2.
Sermon Review Link: All Saints, 11-4-12 Summary of what I was saying and why: This sermon wrote differently. The first line (which I kept) came very early the rest of it sort of trickled out from there. This is one of the sermons I’ve been very tempted to scrap and start over. And it’s also […]