Sermon: Playing With Grace

Luke 5:1-11 Before I read the scripture, I saw the title: Jesus Calls the First Disciples, I thought I knew what we’d be getting into. I thought this would be the story when Jesus goes out by the lake, sees the fishermen on the water and yells: Hey you guys! Why don’t...

Sermon: Opposite of A Cliff

Luke 4:14-30 The Spirit of the LORD is upon me because God has anointed me to bring good news to the poor, to proclaim the shining promise of liberation, O Hallelujah! The people heard Jesus reading from Isaiah, and their hearts thrilled, and their faces broke into...

Sermon: Two Coats

Luke 3:1-22 Here’s what gets me about God… Because of course we know the things that our faith teaches us to be true. You know: God is before the beginning and after the end. With their own hands, God makes everything living. The breath of the Spirit is the breath in...

Sermon: Hold On a Minute

Luke 2:41-52 There’s a whole holy moment. After the women show up to find the tomb is empty… Before they know Jesus is risen. After the magi set out to follow the star… Before they find the house with a baby. There’s a whole holy moment: After the crisis we never saw...

Sermon: Blessed Are the Mourning

Luke 1:26-45 It’s no small miracle that, in all the world, Gabriel managed to locate the exact right girl he was supposed to find, but oh my goodness. He did not practice his approach! Gabriel took one look at Mary and bellowed: Greetings favored one! You there, human...

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