How would our lives change if we knew in every cell of our bodies that God is for us? That God longs to be the place we stand on the days when our feet are sore, so much so that God created all the soil and all the earth, so that there is no place we can go where we are not standing in God’s presence.
Texts: Isaiah 50:4-9a + Philippians 2:5-11 + John 12:20-43 On a morning when so much has already been different than usual — the earlier start time (ahem!), the blessing of the palm branches, the gathering with our neighbors — I feel obligated to share with you one more way that we’ve departed from the usual … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, April 13, 2014: Palm Sunday
Texts: 1 Samuel 16:1-13 + Psalm 23 + Ephesians 5:8-14 + John 9:1-41 If you were here two weeks ago, you’ll remember that I spent a good bit of time in my sermon talking about the backdrop to the Gospel of John, the fact that it’s believed to have been composed near the end of … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, March 30, 2014: Fourth Sunday in Lent