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“Welcome to the Fold”

July 18, 2021 Eighth Sunday After Pentecost The text is Mark 6: 30-34, 53-56. -o0o- 30 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, … Continue reading

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

July 11, 2021 Sixth Sunday After Trinity The text is Luke 10: 25-37.   (As preached at Grace Ministries.)                                                                  -oOo- 25 An expert in Moses’ Teachings stood up to test Jesus. He asked, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?  ”26 Jesus answered him, “What is written in Moses’ Teachings? What do you read there?”  27 He … Continue reading

“Hometown Boy Makes Good”

July 4, 2021 Sixth Sunday After Pentecost The text is Mark 6: 1-13. -o0o- 1 [Jesus] came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him.2 On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom … Continue reading

“Private Kingdom Lessons’”

June 13, 2021 Third Sunday After Pentecost The text is Mark 4: 26-34. -o0o- 26[Jesus] said, “The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground,27and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28The earth produces of itself, first … Continue reading

“A Crazy Family’”

June 6, 2021 Second Sunday After Pentecost The text is Mark 3:20-35. -o0o- [Jesus went home;] 2 0and the crowd came together again, so that [Jesus and the disciples] could not even eat. 21 When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out of his … Continue reading

“1 + 1 + 1 = 1’”

May 30, 2021 The Holy Trinity The text is John 3:1-17. -o0o- 1Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. 2He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that … Continue reading

“Be ‘Inspired’”

May 23, 2021 Day of Pentecost The text is Acts 2:1-21.   -o0o- 1When the day of Pentecost had come, [the apostles] were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3Divided tongues, … Continue reading

“Now Hear This!”

May 16, 2021 Seventh Sunday of Easter The text is John 17: 6-19.   I know this is rather unusual, but I would like to begin my sermon this morning prior to the reading of the gospel lesson upon which it is based, and I ask your indulgence as I do so.  The reason for … Continue reading

“Obey + Live + Love = Joy”

May 9, 2021 Sixth Sunday of Easter The text is John 15: 9-17. -oOo- 9 “I have loved you the same way the Father has loved me. So live in my love. 10 If you obey my commandments, you will live in my love. I have obeyed my Father’s commandments, and in that way I … Continue reading

“Abide With Me”

May 2, 2021 Fifth Sunday of Easter The text is John 15:1-8. -o0o- [Jesus said:] 1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 2 He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. 3 You have already … Continue reading


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