Sermons from March 2015

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Lent 4 2015 Numbers 21:4-9; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21

Each of our readings today gives us insight into a central point of our faith, namely, that God is God over death and life.   In our first reading we have a somewhat familiar reading, one that gets referenced by Jesus in John chapter 3, as he speaks with Nicodemus. It’s a story from the […]

Sermon Lent 3 Exodus 20:1-17; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22

Wisdom and foolishness, power and weakness, these four words, and the way we understand these words and how they relate to God’s saving work through the cross and resurrection of Jesus, is at the heart of our reading from 1 Corinthians today. So let’s dig a little deeper.   Verse 18, in the Greek, says […]

Sermon Lent 2 B Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38

I really like Peter. I do. I find him easy to relate to, largely because of how honestly he’s depicted in the pages of Holy Scripture. And that’s really cool, a kind of surprising, really, especially since Peter was a pillar of the early Church, and it would have been easy for the Biblical writers […]