Sermons

January 12, 2020: Blessed Are The Ones Who Drive You Crazy

January 12, 2020: Blessed Are The Ones Who Drive You Crazy

Today is what we call ‘Baptism of the Lord’ Sunday in the church calendar – this year, with our schedule of readings, we skip straight from toddler Jesus being worshipped by the magi to adult Jesus, ready to begin his public ministry. And if you’re on social media,...

December 22, 2019: Every Family Has Insiders & Outsiders

December 22, 2019: Every Family Has Insiders & Outsiders

First Reading: Isaiah 2:1-5The word that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.In days to come   the mountain of the Lord’s houseshall be established as the highest of the mountains,   and shall be raised above the hills;all the nations shall stream to...

December 15, 2019: Every Family Has Secrets

December 15, 2019: Every Family Has Secrets

First Reading: Isaiah 7:10-16Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, saying, Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven. But Ahaz said, I will not ask, and I will not put the Lord to the test. Then Isaiah said: ‘Hear then, O house of David! Is it...

December 8, 2019: Every Family Has Conflict

December 8, 2019: Every Family Has Conflict

Isaiah 11:1-10A shoot shall come out from the stock of Jesse,   and a branch shall grow out of his roots.The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him,   the spirit of wisdom and understanding,   the spirit of counsel and might,   the spirit of knowledge and the fear of...

November 24, 2019: Full Circle

November 24, 2019: Full Circle

Today, we come full-circle. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been following Jesus through the gospel according to Luke, as he makes his way to Jerusalem for the last time. Next week, we’ll begin the season of Advent, which is the start of our church year. In some ways,...

November 17, 2019: Signs and Symbols

November 17, 2019: Signs and Symbols

As we continue through the gospel according to Luke today, we find Jesus still in the Temple in Jerusalem, speaking and teaching and generally causing a ruckus. You’ll see why in a minute. As we listen to this often-misunderstood story from Scripture, I want us to...

November 10, 2019: The Age To Come

November 10, 2019: The Age To Come

We continue our journey through Luke this morning, this time finding Jesus in Jerusalem, preparing to celebrate the Passover and continuing his teaching. In the story we’re about to hear, Jesus is confronted by a group of Sadducees. The Sadducees were a particular...

November 3, 2019 – An Inheritance

November 3, 2019 – An Inheritance

We are picking up today exactly where we left off last week in the gospel according to Luke. Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem, and he’s in Jericho – one last stop before he makes his triumphal entry on Palm Sunday. If you were with us last week, you’ll remember that...

October 27, 2019: Feeding Our Faith – Hope

October 27, 2019: Feeding Our Faith – Hope

We are back in the gospel according to Luke this morning, and if you were with us last week, you might remember that the second half of Luke’s gospel is all about Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem and towards the cross. Last week, Jesus was somewhere between Galilee and...

October 20, 2019: Feeding Our Faith – Joy

October 20, 2019: Feeding Our Faith – Joy

Scripture: Luke 17:11-19On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, ‘Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!’ When he saw them, he...