A sermon for the First Sunday in Lent, Luke 4:1-13 We begin Lent out in the wilderness with Christ. Christ has just been baptized, he is filled with the Holy Spirit, he has been recognized and named by God, and the Spirit leads him out into the wilderness to prepare for what is to come. … Continue reading temptations
A weekly Rector's Notes article, March 11, 2019 This is the first article discussing the themes for our Lenten series based on The Way of Love Through our baptism we go through an experience of death in order to be brought back again into a new life. We become dead to sin and are made … Continue reading turn
A sermon for the fourth Sunday after the Epiphany; Jeremiah 1:4-10, Luke 4:21-30 It’s dangerous to be a prophet. Prophets, by the very nature of their role, of the trust and faith that has been placed in them, the gift that has been put upon them by God, stand out apart from the people and culture of their time. They raise awareness of something else. A different … Continue reading prophetic
A sermon for the First Sunday of Lent, preached at the 5:30pm Saturday and 8am Sunday services Mark 1:9-15 17 dead, a dozen injured, that is how we enter Lent this year. 17 dead, literally mowed down by an AR-15, the mass shooter’s weapon of choice, a semi-automatic assault rifle. A dozen injured, forever scarred, … Continue reading wilderness
A sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent, preached at the 10:30am service A messenger is crying out from the wilderness, a singular voice saying prepare. Prepare the way of the Lord. Make his paths straight. Lift the valleys and make low the mountains and hills. Make level the uneven ground, the rough places plain. … Continue reading cry out!