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 …

Sermon for Proper 11, Year C, July 21, 2019

Amos 8:1-12,  Psalm 52, Colossians 1:15-28, Luke 10:38-42           During the season after Pentecost, we have two options for Sunday readings: Track 1 and Track 2.  This year, I decided …

Sermon for Proper 10, Year C, July 14, 2017

Amos 7:7-17                       Psalm 82                                              Colossians 1:1-14                              Luke 10:25-37           How do you measure up?  We live our lives being judged by others.  Whether it is by our grades in school …

Sermon for Proper 9, Year C, July 7, 2019

2 Kings5:1-14, Psalm 30, Galatians 6:1-16, Luke 10:1-11, 1-20           “If anyone is detected in a transgression, you who have received the Spirit should restore such a one in a …

Sermon for Trinity Sunday, Year C, June 11, 2019

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31                      Psalm 8                                                 Romans 5:1-5                     John 16:12-15           The first Sunday after Pentecost is when we celebrate the feast of the Holy Trinity.  It is the Sunday priests …

Pentecost, Year C, June 9, 2019

Genesis 11:1-9                       Psalm 104:25-35, 37                     Acts 2:1-21                        John 13:8-17, 25-27 Pentecost Sunday marks three important events in my life.  The first was the baptism our son Andrew.  My …

Sermon for Easter 6, Year C, May 26, 2019

Acts 16:9-15                        Psalm 67                              Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5                             John 5:1-9           Today our gospel reading is about healing.  In it, we have Jesus in Jerusalem by a pool known for its …

Sermon for Easter 5, Year C, May 19, 2019

Acts 11:1-18                        Psalm 148                                            Revelation 21:1-6                             John 12:31-35           Jewish law governed all matters of life in ancient times – and it still does if you are an orthodox Jew.  …