Sermon: Getting Saved

Luke 10:25-42 Today we hear a favorite story that has become emblematic of the Christian faith. You can hear why: When a man is lying on the side of the road, beaten and half dead, two respected members of society each come upon him. They each see him, then they each...

Sermon: Just– Wow

Luke 7:1-17 On Thanksgiving night, when I was eleven years old, my grandparents called with terrible news. They had been dog-sitting our Australian shepherd, Macrame, because we were heading out of town the next day. My grandpa was walking her over the bridge by their...

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...

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