Sermons from October 2014

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Sermon for Reformation Sunday, 10-26, John 8:31-36

If the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.   Who doesn’t want to be free? Free from sin? Free from guilt? Free from pain? Free from all those things that bind us up, that stop us from experiencing the freedom Christ intends for all people?   Or to say it in more […]

Sermon: Matthew 22:15-22 World Hunger Day

Show me the money! Many of us probably remember that famous line from the movies, and it’s really apropos to our Gospel text today.   Rev. Dr. Barbara Rossing, New Testament professor at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago points out that money is in many ways connected to power and influence in our […]

Sermon 10-12-14 Isaiah 25:1-9, Psalm 23, Philippians 4:1-9, Matthew 22:1-14

I invite you today to listen in on a one-sided conversation, like the reading of a letter from me to Matthew the Gospel writer…   (This concept is a result of the fine work of the folks at   Dear Matthew: What a difficult time you must have been experiencing – your community beginning […]

10-5-14 Sermon Isaiah 5:1-7; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46

I want to do something different this week: I want you to turn to the text of our hymn of the day, The Church of Christ, in Every Age, by Fred Pratt Green, #729 in ELW, and I want to look at the text of this hymn together in the light of our readings today […]