Sermons from January 2015

What if the disciples said no?

About this Sunday: Jesus followed the will of the Father, and because of that, we are called to follow Him in order to do the Father’s will. We continue to talk about what it means for us to be disciples of Jesus Christ and how that cannot mean anything but being set in a community […]

Who are you known for?

This Sunday is the first Sunday in Epiphany that we consider Jesus’ call to discipleship. Normally we think about Jesus’ action of calling the disciples as calling us to discipleship, but if we take seriously the idea that we have Jesus’ identity in our Baptisms, we also need to take seriously the audacious responsibility that […]

Was John the right guy?

Baptism of our Lord is a celebration of the fact that Jesus was Baptized by John the Baptist in the River Jordan. In the Lutheran Baptismal prayer, it says that this action “hallowed all waters to become a lavish washing away of sin [in Baptism].” This starts of the season of Epiphany, which is a […]