Sermon: Invisible Fences

Luke 16:19-31 One of the first questions people ask when they begin reading the Bible is: So how do we know whether this stuff is real or made up? How do we know if it’s true… It’s like there’s a line in our minds dividing fact from fiction, the real from the...

Sermon: Middle of the Wilderness

Luke 15:1-32 Often in the middle of a funeral, we’ll hear Psalm Twenty-Three. And often when this happens, I’ll point out a miracle in the psalm that once you see, you can’t unsee. It was shown to me by the writings of Reverend Kuenning’s seminary colleague, Bible...

Sermon: Perish or Repent

Luke 13:1-9, 31-35 In the scripture Meghan read, the people don’t understand that the cross is what’s looming. Now certainly Jesus was frustrated with their inability to perceive this, but I don’t know… I have to believe there must have been a certain soreness in...

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...

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