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Marching to the Beat of God’s Word

6/25/2017 Third Sunday after Pentecost The text is Matthew 10:24-39. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Well, my friends, summer has begun and that means that the pews are pretty empty around here.  It happens every year.  After Sunday School ends, a mass exodus takes … Continue reading

His Final Words

5/14/2017 Fifth Sunday of Easter The text is Acts 7:55-60. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. On this Mother’s Day, I probably chose the most un-motherly of Bible passages to preach on – for I have chosen the passage from Acts which describes the … Continue reading

Blessed Are You!

1/29/2017 Fourth Sunday after Epiphany The text is Matthew 5:1-12.  Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. It was one of those days.  Jesus had just begun his ministry when a great crowd from the surrounding countryside began to follow him.  Upon seeing the crowd, Jesus … Continue reading

Lost in the Wilderness

9/11/2016 Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost  The text is Luke 15:1-10. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today is 9/11.  For many of us, this day brings back vivid memories.  I was home watching the Today Show before coming into the office when the news … 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

Suffering and Hope

5/22/2016 Holy Trinity The text is Romans 5:1-5.   Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen.   A few weeks ago, I was flipping through channels on my TV when all of a sudden I stumbled on a movie musical I hadn’t seen in years.  … Continue reading

The Work of the Spirit

5/15/2016 Day of Pentecost The text is Acts 2:1-21. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today is the Day of Pentecost and what a day it is!  It’s been ninety days since Ash Wednesday and 50 days since we celebrated the Lord’s resurrection.  We … Continue reading

Brothers and Sisters in Christ

6/7/2015 Second Sunday of Pentecost Text is Mark 3:20-35. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Who are my mother and my brothers?  For those of us brought up within a family, this question is indeed an odd one.  We learn as babies who our parents … Continue reading