Sermons from February 2016

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Sermon Lent 3 C, 2016 Isaiah 55:1-9; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Luke 13:1-9

[Click here for video] We love our images of a gentle and loving God, don’t we? Like the image of God calling to God’s people through the prophet Isaiah in our first lesson today, saying: Come and eat! Come and drink! It’s free!   It’s such a warm image. For me it evokes memories of […]

Sermon: Lent 1 C 2016; Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Romans 10:8b-13; Luke 4:1-13

[Click here for video] As we gather on this 1st Sunday in Lent to continue the journey we began together on Ash Wednesday, we are confronted with the very thing with which Martin Luther began his Small Catechism. Turn with me to page 1160 in the back of Evangelical Lutheran Worship, it’s after the hymns, […]

Sermon: Ash Wednesday 2016 Isaiah 58:1-12; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

Today we begin our Lenten journey together; we begin our annual journey to the center of the Christian year – to the great 3 days in which we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus. Today is about too many things to name in any one sermon on any one Ash Wednesday. And so let […]

Sermon for Transfiguration Sunday, Exodus 34:29-35;Luke 9:28-43a

Moses comes down from the mountain, Mount Sinai, where he’s been meeting with God, where God has been revealed to Moses, where God has spoken to and with Moses. Moses comes down from the mountain with the two tablets of the covenant, containing the Ten Commandments. This is the second time this has happened. The […]

Sermon Epiphany 4 C 2016, Luke 4:21-30, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, John 3:16-17

You probably noticed that I read a bit more of the Gospel of Luke today than what was printed in the bulletin. That’s because of the blizzard last week. I read some of what we would have heard last week to set the stage for our Gospel reading today. It’s important to understand what’s going […]