Monthly Archives: February 2014

Jesus Lived in Uncertain Times

December 29, 2013: 1st Sunday after Christmas Isaiah 63:7-9; Hebrews 2:10-18; Matthew 2:13-23 “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Charles Dickens: the opening lines from A Tale of Two Cities. How many of you … Continue reading

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Hope for Ourselves at Christmas

December 8, 2013: 2nd Sunday of Advent Isaiah 11:1-10; Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12 Before I even start this sermon I want everyone to sit back and take a deep breath. Everyone join me. Breath in, and out. Do it again … Continue reading

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Jesus and John and the Process of Healing

December 15, 2013:3rd Sunday of Advent Isaiah 35:1-10; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11 I’ve always been fascinated by the relationship of Jesus and John. Jesus and John’s relationship goes back to when Mary went to visit her cousin Elizabeth and Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Going Back with Christ to the Beginning

November 24, 2013: Christ the King/Reign of Christ Jeremiah 23:1-6; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43 This week is an interesting Sunday to preach because it is Thanksgiving but also Christ the King Sunday. So which way does a preacher jump? And … Continue reading

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Continual Renewal with Christ

November 17, 2013: 26th Sunday after Pentecost Isaiah 65:17-25; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19 In uncertain times we look for certainty. Certainty has, after all, been classified as one of the six human needs that we all try to fulfill. … Continue reading

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Living as the Resurrected

November 10, 2013: 25th Sunday after Pentecost Haggai 1:15b–2:9; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17; Luke 20:27-38 My Early-Christian history teacher used to say that it is very difficult for us to imagine how people lived during the time of Christ because, … Continue reading

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The Saints Among Us

November 3, 2013: 24th Sunday after Pentecost: All Saints Day Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18; Ephesians 1:11-23; Luke 6:20-31 Many of us are familiar with the idea of the Catholic Saints: martyrs or visionaries that people pray to as a means of … Continue reading

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