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An Act of Faith

11/11/2018 Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost  The text is Mark 12:38-44. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today’s gospel is one that is familiar to most of us.  It is the story dubbed as the widow’s mite.  This story has been the fodder of many … Continue reading

The Resurrection and the Life

11/4/2018 All Saints’ Sunday The text is John 11:32-44. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Long ago, a family lived in Bethany, a village near the City of Jerusalem.  It was the kind of family we rarely see today, but one that was fairly … Continue reading

Free at Last!

10/28/2018 Reformation Sunday The text is John 8:31-36. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today is one of those days in which I breathe a sigh of relief, as today, six of our youth will be affirming their faith and making promises before God … Continue reading

The Measure of Success

10/21/2018 Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost The text is Mark 10:35-45. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. What does success look like to you?  Winning the championship over all the other teams in your sports league?  Checking off every item on your to-do list?  Getting … Continue reading

Leaving It Behind

10/14/2018 Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost The text is Mark 10:17-31. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. I don’t know if you remember, but a few years ago, there was a placard that some small businesses posted on the wall or on the counter.  It … Continue reading

Divorce and Remarriage

10/7/2018 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost The text is Mark 10:2-16, Gen 2:18-24. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today’s passage from Mark is one in which most pastors want to give a wide berth, because when we read it, we all know that we … Continue reading

Who’s in Control?

9/30/2018 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost The text is James 5:13-20. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today’s passage from James is one of those texts that I am sure raised Luther’s hackles.  Why? Because on the surface, it would have us think that we … Continue reading

The World We See

9/23/2018 Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost The text is James 3:13-4:3,7-8a; Mark 9:30-37. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today, it’s all about children – the little ones that Jesus gathers to himself with welcoming arms.  Today, it’s all about coming to Jesus as children … Continue reading

A Field of Crosses

9/16/2018 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost The text is Mark 8:27-38. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today’s Gospel lesson is one of the most powerful in the New Testament.  For in it, for the first time, a disciple has the insight and courage to … Continue reading

The Questions

9/9/2018 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost The text is James 2:1-17. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today is Rally Day and there is no better way to begin the fall season of activities than with a baptism.  So today, CJ will become part of … Continue reading