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Where is God?

2/28/2016 Third Sunday in Lent  The text is  Luke 13:1-9. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Tornadoes strike the states of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.  People die in the aftermath.  Freak snow squalls cause multi-car pile-ups.  People die in the aftermath.  Gunmen walk … Continue reading

What Will You Give Me?

2/21/2016 Second Sunday in Lent The text is Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. “There can’t be a crisis next week.  My schedule is already full.”  This quote attributed to Henry Kissinger makes me smile.  Yet, there is nothing about a … Continue reading

What Would You Do?

2/12/2016 First Sunday in Lent The text is  Luke 4:1-13. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. It happened just a couple of weeks ago, on a Friday as I remember. But it’s happened so many times, it’s hard to separate one occasion from another. … Continue reading

Listen to Him!

2/7/2016 Transformation of Our Lord The text is  Luke 9:28-36 (37-43a). Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Who is this Jesus of Nazareth?  That is the question that has rolled off the lips of many.  Who is this Jesus?  A teacher par excellence to … Continue reading

Why You Are Here

2/10/2016 Ash Wednesday The text is Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. A story appeared on Facebook recently about a person who went to a concert. At the end of the concert, this person noticed two ushers standing near his seat … Continue reading

What Is Love?

1/31/2016 Fourth Sunday after Epiphany The text is 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Our second lesson for today is simply one of the most famous and familiar passages in all of scripture.  Often called “the love chapter,” these words, given … Continue reading