A sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent, preached at the 10:30am service A messenger is crying out from the wilderness, a singular voice saying prepare. Prepare the way of the Lord. Make his paths straight. Lift the valleys and make low the mountains and hills. Make level the uneven ground, the rough places plain. … Continue reading cry out!
A sermon for the Last Sunday after Pentecost, preached at all services Matthew 25:31-46 Righteous and accursed, sheep and goats, right hand and left hand, at the end of days, the end of this phase of creation, all that will be left will be to go before Jesus, sitting upon the throne of judgement, and … Continue reading the least
A sermon for the 18th Sunday after Pentecost, preached at the 8am and 10:30am Sunday services Matthew 21:33-46 My favorite place in the entire world is up on a mountain (or a big hill). I have a number of these spots that I can recall in my life, whether it be at the top of … Continue reading care for the vineyard
A sermon for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost, preached at the 5:30pm Saturday and 8am Sunday services Matthew 22:1-14 The gospels, at their heart, are a collection of stories. Now, this is not a sermon about how the gospels are simply stories that teach us things, but aren’t real, and shouldn’t be regarded as such, … Continue reading storytelling
A sermon for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, preached at the 10:30am service Matthew 18:21-35 The message last week was clear: the fulfillment of the law is love. Furthermore, if one sins against you, we are to approach that person seeking reconciliation with them. And if they refuse, we bring in more and more of … Continue reading forgive