Sermon for Proper 25, Year C, October 27, 2019

Joel 2:23-32     Psalm 65     2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18    Luke 18:9-14           Today’s gospel parable is told, the scripture says, “to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and …

Sermon for Proper 24, Year C, October 20, 2019

Jeremiah 31:27-34                            Psalm 119:97-104             1 Timothy 3:14-4:5                           Luke 18:1-8           Today’s reading from Jeremiah marks a departure from the people of Israel’s earlier beliefs about God.  The second of the …

Sermon for Proper 19, Year C, September 15, 2019

Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28                Psalm 14                              1 Timothy 1:12-17                            Luke 15:1-10         If you came to church to feel better about things, it is doubtful you found comfort in our Old …

Sermon for Proper 15, Year C, August 18, 2019

Isaiah 5:1-7                         Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18                           Hebrews 11:29-12-2                        Luke 12:49-56          If there was ever a gospel reading that challenges my belief that Jesus came preaching peace, love, and forgiveness, it …

Sermon for Proper 13, Year C, August 4, 2019

Hosea 11:1-11, Psalm 107:1-9, 43, Colossians 3:1-11, Luke 12:13-21           To quote my Harper Collins Study Bible, “The Prophecy of Hosea revolves around God’s unfathomable love for wayward Israel.”  Last …