God is always reaching out to all of us through the stories of people who share our common humanity, but whose lives are so very different from our own.
Texts: Isaiah 63:7-9 + Psalm 148 + Hebrews 2:10-18 + Matthew 2:13-23 Merry Christmas everyone! We are still in that season of Christmas which spans the 12 days from December 25th through January 5th, after which we celebrate the Epiphany of our Lord (which we’ll do in worship next Sunday, though technically it falls on … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, December 29, 2013: First Sunday of Christmas
Texts: Hosea 1:2-10 + Psalm 85 + Colossians 2:6-15 + Luke 11:1-13 Preaching last week on God’s wrath, I named a couple of ways that most of us dodge the discomfort of dealing with divine anger — by defending ourselves as mostly good, or by declaring that most of us (though not all) are good. … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, July 28, 2013: Tenth Sunday after Pentecost