Monthly Archives: February 2012

Living the Example of God

January 29, 2012                    4th Sunday after the Epiphany Deuteronomy 18:15-20         1 Corinthians 8:1-13             Mark 1:21-28              We all know that living as Christians is a difficult thing to do, because we keep getting the way of ourselves.  No matter … Continue reading

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A Little Comedy Relief from a Prophet

January 22, 2012                    3rd Sunday after the Epiphany Jonah 3:1-5, 10            1 Corinthians 7:29-31               Mark 1:14-20             I first studied the Book of Jonah in an English literature class of the Middle-ages.  That’s where I learned that Jonah was one … Continue reading

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Changed through the Victory of our Lord Jesus Christ

I was invited to be a guest speaker at an Ecumenical Service for Christian Unity at Graymoor, the Franciscian Convent and Monestary Retreat Center on January 19, 2012.  This is the sermon that I gave.               I think that God has a … Continue reading

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Hearing Our Call From God

January 15, 2012                      2nd  Sunday after the Epiphany 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20)         1 Corinthians 6:12-20          John 1:43-51              The idea that God is in direct communication with people, and that people can respond and understand God, is a very ancient and … Continue reading

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Finding Our Place with God’s Love

January 8, 2012                      1st  Sunday after the Epiphany Genesis 1:1-5               Acts 19:1-7                  Mark 1:4-11             John was out in the wilderness baptizing people long before Jesus started to collect disciples and conduct his own ministry.   And John had a … Continue reading

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The Seasons of Our Year with Christ

January 1, 2012                      New Year’s Day                            Ecclesiastes 3:1-13          Revelation 21:1-6a                   Matthew 2:1-12             Well, Happy New Year!  Has everyone thought about their New Year’s resolutions?   I have a love/hate relationship with New Year resolutions.  I find them to be frustrating.  I … Continue reading

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God Making All Things New

December 24, 2011                Christmas Eve Isaiah 9:2–7                  Luke 2:1–20             During advent we have been reflecting on the meanings of our advent candles and how they symbolize the way we come into our spirituality and into our relationship with God. … Continue reading

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