Sermon of March 3, 2019 — “The 11th Commandment”

The Gospel of Matthew Chapter 16:24-17:8:                  Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25 For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. 26 For what will…

May 28, 2017 Sermon — “The Strange Symbol of the Cross”

The Gospel of Mark Chapter 15:33-40 33 When it was noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. 34At three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?’ which means, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ 35When some of the bystanders heard it, they said,…

February 5, 2017 Sermon — “The Super Bowl of Sermons”

Matthew 5:1-12 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 3 ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 ‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 ‘Blessed…

Sermon of September 13, 2015–“Jesus in the Driver’s Seat”

Mark 8:27-38 27 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, ‘Who do people say that I am?’28And they answered him, ‘John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.’ 29He asked them, ‘But who do you say that I…

Sermon of February 2, 2014–“Gesundheit!”

Matthew 5:1-12 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 3“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.4“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5“Blessed are the meek,…

Sermon of December 8, 2013–“The Growing Season”

Isaiah 11:1-10 A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. 2The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. 3His delight shall be in the fear of…

“The God Season”–Sermon of August 18, 2013

Luke 12:49-56 49-53 “I’ve come to start a fire on this earth—how I wish it were blazing right now! I’ve come to change everything, turn everything rightside up—how I long for it to be finished! Do you think I came to smooth things over and make everything nice? Not so. I’ve come to disrupt and confront!…

Sermon of October 21, 2012–“Bull’s Eye!”

Job 38:1-7 38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind: 38:2 “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? 38:3 Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you shall declare to me. 38:4 “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me,…