Sermons

February 17, 2019

Meditating on God’s Law Based on Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1Cor 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26           In preparation for today’s sermon on God’s laws I decided to try to find out how many laws govern the United States.  Any guesses?  The answer is…no…

February 3, 2019

Speaking God’s Words Based on Jeremiah 1:4-10, 1Corinthians 13:1-13, Luke 4: 22-30           From the time we are born, words dominate our lives.  Early on it is the spoken word that is most prominent in our world, and when the…

January 20, 2019

God’s Names for Us Based on Isaiah 62:1-5, 1Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11           Since we didn’t meet last week due to weather, I have been given kind of a hybrid sermon to deliver for this week.  I will be blending…

January 6, 2019

God for All Based on Isaiah 60:1-6, Matthew 2:1-12, Ephesians 3:1-12           Ever had the experience of struggling with something for a very long time and then suddenly, the answer just appears before you and it all becomes so very…

Christmas Eve

The Art of Seeing Christmas Homily           Have you ever thought about the difference between looking and seeing?  We can look at something and never really see it.  Think about a scenario where three different people all look at the…

December 23, 2018

Our Unpredictable God Based on Micah 5:2-5a, Hebrews 10:5-10, Luke 1:39-45           I had it all planned out.  I was certain that I had been called to be a chaplain in some institutional setting (e.g., hospital, nursing home, large continuing…

December 16, 2016

Emmanuel Based on Isaiah 12:2-6, Philippians 4:4-7, Luke 3:7-18 Life in first century Palestine for the average person, was short, brutal, oppressive, mind-numbingly painful and uncertain. Most families lived on small family farms outside of little villages, and they paid…