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 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
This sermon was preached at the 8am and 10:30am Sunday Services, the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Matthew 13;31-33, 44-52 Today is about kingdom. Today is about how we interact with kingdom, how kingdom interacts with us. And, these (many) descriptions, parables about the kingdom are not the same. There are similarities. It makes sense why … Continue reading kingdom
This sermon was preached at the 8am and 10:30am Sunday Services, the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Romans 8:12-25 There is a great groaning in creation, deep within our souls, labor pains as we await the full potential, the full expectation for creation to be realized. It is this groaning, this painful expectation for something, for … Continue reading what do we expect of god