Sermons from September 2014

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Sermon 9-21-14; Jonah 3:10-4:11 and Matthew 20:1-16

Let’s be honest, from the start today, about ourselves and about what today’s lessons reveal about us. We humans expect fairness. We equate it with justice in terms of getting what we deserve – reward for doing what we ought, and punishment for doing things we ought not. It’s a very human thing. I mean, […]

Holy Cross Day 2014 – Numbers 21:4b-9; 1 Corinthians 1:18-24, John 3:13-17

What a strange story we read from Numbers 21 today.   First of all, the people have been delivered from slavery, but they’re really unhappy. Repeatedly they ask to be returned to slavery, though they stop short of that here in this particular story. But still they complain that God and Moses have led them […]

Sermon 9-7-14 Ezekiel 33:7-11, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 18:15-20

As I live, says the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from their ways and live. Owe no one anything, except to love one another, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth […]