a sermon preached on the Second Sunday of Easter, John 20:19-31 Breath is a common and important device used throughout our Holy scriptures. The breath of God moves across creation, creating life, restoring life, marking the presence of the creator God. When Jesus breathes on the gathered disciples today, he does so to pass on … Continue reading receiving Christ through Thomas
A sermon for the Easter Vigil, Luke 24:1-12 “Why do you look for the living among the dead?” And thus the women are greeted today at Jesus’ tomb. An interesting question posed, for of course they expect to find a dead Jesus laying in the tomb. In fact, they expect that they will need to … Continue reading why do you look for the living among the dead?
A homily for Maundy Thursday The practice of communion is at the center of our worship, today, every Sunday, even when we gather for prayers or just simple fellowship, the practice of communion shapes us, shapes our interactions, shapes our experience of our faith. The practice of communion is what brings me to this point here … Continue reading take Jesus in
A sermon for Palm Sunday, delivered at the 8am service The triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, a triumphant entry on the back of a donkey, a triumphant entry with fanfare of worship and praise, stands in defiance of the authorities of this place and time. A true grassroots movement has swept up the people … Continue reading don’t let your voice be silenced
a sermon for the fifth sunday in lent, preached at the 5:30pm (saturday) and 10:30am services John 12:1-8 The home of Lazarus, a home for Jesus. We are treated today to a snapshot of the last (and perhaps only) place that Jesus finds the comfort of home throughout his ministry. Here is the family he loves. His … Continue reading a simple extravagance