Sermons from February 2015

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Lent 1 B Genesis 9:8-17; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15

Repent and believe the good news! That phrase has played an important role in my faith development over the years. It was Ash Wednesday, 1984. I had been out of high school for a couple years, and was playing music and working menial jobs, whatever it took to pay the little bills I had. I […]

Ash Wednesday Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

There are parts of the Body of Christ, sisters and brothers of ours in other Christian communities, who tend to mark their Christian lives in terms of significant days, time and experiences, especially, the day they were “born again.” Believers in these communities often point to a particular day, time, place, experience, as the moment […]

Sermon Transfiguration of Our Lord 2015 – 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9

This is the last Sunday after Epiphany – the last Sunday in a cycle that began on the 1st Sunday of Advent, continuing through the 12 days of Christmas, leading to Epiphany and these Sundays that follow. Advent is a time of preparation for Christmas. Christmas is a time of thinking about the incarnation – […]

Sermon for February 1, Epiphany 4 B, 2015 – Mark 1:21-28

How many of us remember Flip Wilson, the comedian who used to sub for Johnny Carson when Johnny took vacations, and also had his own variety show for a while in the 1960s and 70s?   How many of us remember Geraldine?   Geraldine was a character he created who often got herself into sticky […]