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Humility

8/28/2016 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost The text is Luke 14:1, 7-14. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen.  Who is the greatest?  Who is the least?  Who gets the seat of honor?  And who really cares?  I know in this day and age, just getting … Continue reading

The Challenge

8/21/2016 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost  The text is Luke 13:10-17. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. It wasn’t until the early summer of his first year that Jason Court felt really fed up with his new school. Until then he’d rather enjoyed it, even … Continue reading

The Fire of God’s Word

8/14/2016 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost  The text is Luke 12:49-56. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. “Is not my word like fire,” says the Lord, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?” “Do you think that I have come to bring … Continue reading

The Leap of Faith

8/7/2016 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost The text is Gen. 15:1-6, Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. “Life is truly a ride,” says comedian Jerry Seinfeld. “We’re all strapped in and no one can stop it. As you make each passage from … Continue reading

What Do You Need?

7/31/2016 Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost The text is Luke 12:13-21. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. A million dollars, a mansion and a mountain cabin or a place on the Cape, a Lexus, the Publisher’s Clearing House jackpot, the winning Powerball ticket, a good inheritance…what … Continue reading