April 22, 2018

Easter 2018: Thank God for the Gospel of Mark

Easter 2018 Sermon: Thank God for the Gospel of Mark When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. […]

Palm/Passion Sunday 2018: Naked and Ashamed

Sermon: Palm/Passion Sunday 2018 Naked and Ashamed Mark 14: 43-52 Immediately, while he was still speaking, Judas, one of the twelve, arrived; and with him there was a crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders. Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, ‘The one I will […]

Lent 5: It Looks Like Dying

Sermon: Lent 5 It Looks Like Dying JOHN 12:20- 33 Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, ‘Sir, we wish to see Jesus.’ Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and […]

Lent IV: Facing the Snake

Sermon: Lent 4 Facing the snake JOHN 3:14-21 And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in […]

Lent III: The Ultimate Thin Place

Sermon: Lent 3 The Ultimate Thin Place JOHN 2:13-22 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money-changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both […]

Lent II: God in Unexpected Disguise

Sermon: Lent 2 God in Unexpected Disguise Mark 8:31-38 Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him […]

Lent I: Love for the Wilderness to Come

Sermon: Lent I Love for the Wilderness to Come Mark 1.9-15 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And […]

Epiphany VI: The Transfiguration — Light for the Darkness to Come

Sermon: Epiphany VI – Transfiguration Light for the Darkness to Come Mark 9:2-9 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach […]

Epiphany IV: Confronting the Very Stuff of This World

Sermon: Epiphany IV — Confronting the Very Stuff of This World Mark 1:21-28 They went to Capernaum; and when the sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Just then there was in their synagogue a […]

Epiphany III: Bada Bing Bada Boom?

Sermon: Epiphany III — Bada Bing Bada Boom? • Mark 1:14-20 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.’ As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, […]