Pentecost 2B June 3, 2018 Deut. 5:12-15; Mark 2:26--3:6 INTRODUCTION Today we begin eight weeks working our way through the Gospel of Mark, so I wanted to give you a…
Trinity Sunday May 29, 2018 Isaiah 6:1-8; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Do you believe that…
Day of Pentecost Acts 2:1-21 May 20, 2018 INTRODUCTION Though we hear the story of Pentecost every year, the story of the Spirit of God coming down as wind and…

On emptying

May 14, 2018
Easter 7 (NL4) May 13, 2018 Philippians 2:1-13 INTRODUCTION: Last week we started working through the book of Philippians, and I told you a bit about the Philippian congregation, telling…
Easter 6 (NL4) May 6, 2018 Philippians 1:1-18 INTRODUCTION This week we move from Acts, which is more of a story, telling about Paul’s travels, to Philippians, which is a…

Holy annoyance

April 23, 2018
Easter 4 (NL4) April 22, 2018 Acts 16:16-34 INTRODUCTION A lot has happened since the story we heard last week, about Paul’s conversion. It’s been several years, and Paul is…
Easter 3 (NL4) April 15, 2018 Acts 9:1-19a Luke 24:13-35 INTRODUCTION For the past four months, we have been reading John – today we jump over to the Gospel of…

Sent out to seek peace

April 9, 2018
Easter 2 (NL4) April 8, 2018 John 20:19-31 INTRODUCTION: We last left off on Easter morning: a weeping Mary Magdalene had just encountered Jesus in the garden tomb. Jesus told…
Easter Sunday April 1, 2018 John 20:1-18 INTRODUCTION: If you are with us today for the first time, or the first in a while, I wanted to offer a little…

Suffering with

March 19, 2018
Lent 5 (NL4) John 19:1-22 March 18, 2018 INTRODUCTION: The part of the passion narrative that we hear today is probably the hardest, because here is where the real pain…