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“Jesus Is Dead”

3/29/2015 Sunday of the Passion/Palm Sunday  The text is Mark 14-15 (The Passion of our Lord) Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Jesus is dead.  Christ is dead.  God is dead. Those words make me shudder and I can’t believe I am saying them.  … Continue reading

Live in Christ

3/22/2015 Fifth Sunday in Lent  Text is  John 12:20-33.   Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. “Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.  Whoever serves me must follow me, … Continue reading

A Couple of Promises and Two Gifts

2015 Lenten series, entitled “Christ our Peace  The text for this is John 14:23-29 Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. With “Christ our Peace” being the theme for this year’s Lenten series, I could think of no better passage to use than the section of … Continue reading

The Light that Shatters the Darkness

3/15/2015 Fourth Sunday in Lent  The text for today is John 3:14-21. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. I think all of us have a little stubborn Swede in us.  I know I do.  If I happen to get up in the middle of … Continue reading

Trivial Pursuits

3/8/2015 Third Sunday in Lent  The text for today is  John 2:13-22. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Meek and mild mannered; passive, like a sheep is before its shearers; gentle; compassionate; humble…all these words describe our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  All of … Continue reading

Great Expectations

3/1/2015 Second Sunday in Lent  The text for today is Mark 8:31-36. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Great Expectations – I think Charles Dickins wrote that book, but I wouldn’t bet on it.  It’s been so many years since I read it that I … Continue reading