Sermons from February 2015

Why would you ever give up chocolate?

About the First Sunday in Lent: As we gather on Sunday, some have been with us as we declared the fast on Wednesday, but many have not. We re-tell the sense of duality that we embraced on Wednesday, describing Christ as the “AND” who connects our Lent with Easter, and today especially our sacrifice with […]

Fast and Feast

About Ash Wednesday: We begin Lent by declaring the fast before the feast of Easter, but even in this season of Lent, we find joy. We find renewal in the declaration that we are dust and to dust we shall return. As Paul says: We are sorrowful and always rejoicing, poor and making others rich, having […]

What does God say about you?

The Gospel of the “Because He” series comes to a zenith here in the Transfiguration. As we see Jesus glorified and having conversations with Elijah and Moses, we know that we too will be glorified with Him and will have conversations with all of the saints in glory forevermore. The Transfiguration And after six days […]

Who are you having breakfast with?

About this Sunday: While the notation in the Gospel reading is almost easy to skip over, the role of Jesus’ life of prayer cannot be underestimated or detached from Jesus’ ministries of healing and preaching. Likewise, we are called to pray “in His Name” meaning praying in His identity and character. Jesus Heals Many And […]

What gives you the right?

About this Sunday: It may shock us that the same authority that Jesus used to cast out the demon in this Gospel reading is the authority that confers to us in our Baptisms. When we are His disciples we are called to live out His authority. This means that we are called to speak with […]