Sermon of Sunday, January 21st–“The Business of the Church”

This week’s sermon dealt with the idea that Jesus chose his disciples from among the common, the lowly. The text was Mark 1:14-20: Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe…

Sermon of January 15, 2012–God’s Choice, Not Mine

This past Sunday’s sermon was a reflection on Jesus’ calling the disciples as we have it in John’s Gospel, Chapter 1:43-51. I’ll get another crack at a similar story this upcoming Sunday when I’ll be preaching on Mark’s version of the calling of the disciples in Mark 1:14-20. God’s Choice, not mine

Sermon of December 11, 2011–“What Angels Don’t Say”

Scripture Reading: Luke 1:26-38. A few years ago I realized how totally unique the birth stories of Jesus are in the Gospels. There’s a challenge to anyone who wants to read the Gospels as a narrative–what happens to the angels? Sure, they are there at Christ’s birth but then what? Angels are absent from most…