Sermon of February 24, 2019 — “Exodus: The Sequel”

Matthew 14:13-33 13 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. 15 When it was evening,…

Sermon of September 30, 2018 — “Rough Road Ahead”

Exodus 14, selected verses:   5 When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, the minds of Pharaoh and his officials were changed toward the people, and they said, “What have we done, letting Israel leave our service?” 6 So he had his chariot made ready, and took his army with him; 7 he took six…

November 12, 2017 Sermon — “None Shall Be Lost”

John 6: 1-21 After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias.  2A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. 3Jesus went up the mountain and sat down there with his disciples. 4Now the Passover, the festival of…

Sermon of April 24, 2016–“Sea Shanties”

Exodus 14:10-31 10As Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites looked back, and there were the Egyptians advancing on them. In great fear the Israelites cried out to theLord. 11They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done…

Sermon of April 3, 2016–“The Most Unlikely of Heroines”

Exodus, Chapter 1:8-2:10: 8 Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. 9He said to his people, ‘Look, the Israelite people are more numerous and more powerful than we. 10Come, let us deal shrewdly with them, or they will increase and, in the event of war, join our enemies and fight against us and…

Sermon of September 28, 2014–“Thirst”

Exodus 17:1-7 From the wilderness of Sin the whole congregation of the Israelites journeyed by stages, as the Lord commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. 2The people quarreled with Moses, and said, “Give us water to drink.” Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel with…

Ash Wednesday Sermon–March 5, 2014

Exodus 15:1, 9-18 Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord: “I will sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted. Both horse and driver he has hurled into the sea. The enemy boasted, ‘I will pursue, I will overtake them. I will divide the spoils; I will gorge myself on them. I will draw my…

Sermon of April 21, 2013–“The Beautiful Temple”

Revelation 7: 9-17 After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice, saying, ‘Salvation belongs to…

Sermon of September 18–“Recipe for Your Life”

“Recipe for Your Life”: A sermon based on Exodus 16:2-15 This Sunday’s sermon was a little bit like a recipe. All the ingredients were there–the Word of God, a personal story or two, a reading of where the congregation is going. It was challenging, to say the least, to try and figure out how Quails…

Sermon of September 11–“When Moses Led . . .”

Many folks know the story of the Israelites crossing the Red Sea. And a lot of us know it from the movie “The Ten Commandments” or from a children’s Bible. But do we really know the story as well as we think we do? I ran into a few complications in writing this sermon because…