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Imagine that you are the greeter at the door of a party. There are two groups of people who want to get in. We’ll call one of the groups, The Blue Angels. And we’ll call the other group… Group Two. The host would like you to let all of…
Sunday Sermon Preview: The woman trusted that Jesus would help her. And he did… almost without knowing it. Facebook Twitter Buffer…
Do me a favor. Close your eyes for a moment. Imagine something with me. It is a dark and stormy night. The clouds obscure the moon and the stars. The lights from town are off in the distance. The rain is falling in sheets. You can barely see your…
Sunday sermon preview: Our fears are legion. Our fears are insidious. And, sometimes at least, we love them. Facebook Twitter Buffer…
The audio on this recording is pretty bad. I apologize for that. It looks like our lectern microphone is having some issues and that’s generating a lot of static. A few years ago, I gave a sermon at Mariah’s church. It was a sermon about holy impatience for the…
Sunday sermon preview: Jesus says to the disciples, “I tell you about the kingdom of God in plain language, so that you will understand. And I tell other people about the kingdom of God in parables… so that they won’t.” Facebook Twitter Buffer…
Jesus came into the world to heal. Christ came into the world to restore. We saw that in last week’s reading, when Jesus rebuked an unclean spirit and healed Simon’s mother-in-law… like it was nothing. We saw it in last week’s reading, when, after Jesus did those things, more…
Sunday sermon preview: It’s not always the truth, but it was the truth in that moment, and it is the truth in so many moments: the easy thing was more important. Facebook Twitter Buffer…
A week-and-a-half ago, on Christmas Eve, we celebrated Christ coming into the world as a baby… among a dispossessed people in an occupied land… to parents who were far from home and who couldn’t find a room for a night. A week-and-a-half ago, on Christmas day, we were not…
Sunday sermon preview: I can’t help but imagine a 500-foot Jesus rampaging through Manhattan like Godzilla through Tokyo. Facebook Twitter Buffer…