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...

Message: Charged with the Word

Isaiah 61 Today is the Sunday of Joy and at church we’re celebrating two shimmering expressions of the Word of God. The first comes to us as the promise of God announced by the prophet. What happened was the people had returned to Zion after the exile. Even though...

Sermon: A Weary World Repenting

Joel 2:12-13, 28-29 With the exception of a quick quote on Pentecost, the book of Joel is one we don’t read in church very often. If you were to skim through it sometime, you’d see why. Joel is a prophecy that begins and ends with violence. In the beginning, the...

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