Sermons from August 2014

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Sermon 8-31-14, Romans 12:9-21 and Matthew 16:21-28

I love Romans 12. I really do. I think it’s some of Paul’s best stuff. Through the first 11 chapters of Romans Paul has been telling us in all sorts of different ways what God is like, and what that means for us, and about what God has done in Christ, and about what that […]

Sermon 8-24-14 (Isaiah 51:1-6; Matthew 16:13-20)

Who do people say that the Son of Man is? There are lots of answers to that question, even as there were in Jesus’ own day. A couple years ago, now Assistant to the Bishop, then Pastor in Trenton, Aaron Richter, attending our Tuesday morning study group, talked about a conversation he had with a […]

Sermon 8-17-14

On his deathbed, Martin Luther scribbled these words on a scrap of paper: We’re all mere beggars telling other beggars where to find bread.   Dr. Beth Huwiler once preached on Mark’s version of our Gospel story for today at a seminary chapel service at LTSP. In the sermon, which I saw and read online […]

August 10, 2014 Sermon

We pick up this morning where we left off last Sunday in Matthew’s Gospel. In case you weren’t here, here’s what’s going on: Jesus has found out that his cousin John the Baptist has been murdered by Herod, and he tries to get away from the crowd, by himself, presumably to pray and to mourn. […]