Anytime we treat our own small lives like they have the power to change the course of history; anytime we act as though the small and overlooked peoples of the earth have as much worth as the rest of humanity; anytime we move children from the margin to the middle; anytime we insist that the pace of change slow down enough to consider the impact on the most negatively affected minority; anytime we remember and act on the reality that each of us is carrying the seed of the God of creation in the soil of ourselves, then the reign of God has drawn near.
Texts: Genesis 25:19-34 + Psalm 119:105-112 + Romans 8:1-11 + Matthew 13:1-9,18-23 As we continue to work our way through the book of Genesis this summer, this morning’s tale begins with rather ominous words. We left off last week with Abraham’s servant being sent to find a wife for his son, Isaac. This week that … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, July 13, 2014: Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Texts: Jeremiah 23:1-6 + Psalm 46 + Colossians 1:11-20 + Luke 23:33-43 My sister was six years old when my family adopted her from Thailand. For six years she’d eaten Thai food, watched Thai television, played with Thai children, and — most importantly — spoken Thai. Imagine yourself at age six: how much you’d already … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, November 24, 2013: Reign of Christ