TRADITIONAL SERMON — EASTER 2 Words have power. Even in a world like ours where words are vomited across every single communication platform that exists in far greater volume than ever before. Amazingly, our regular misuse of our words has not diminished their inherent potency. If I say something like “TOM!” … I immediately have…
There’s a set of keys offered to us in today’s gospel text that we (and the disciples) are challenged to find: the key to knowing peace rather than fear, the key to being able to trust another person, and the key to offering forgiveness. Finding the keys to discipleship is a necessary step in our quest to travel down the road.
God is great at teaching through paradoxes, things that at first, seem totally absurd. Jesus does his best to explain how they are true. The contradictory proposition of Ash Wednesday is how ashes not only cleanse, but prepare space to light a new fire.
New Day Sermon pentecost 15 We’re often focused on keeping the toxins out, but what about the toxic stuff from within? What do we do with that toxic stuff?!
New Day Sermon Pentecost 17 Are you disappointed in others when they don’t follow through on what they said they would do? Do you ever do the same? Tune in for a consideration on how Jesus responds as our Savior, to shame and disappointment.
New Day Sermon Pentecost 15 As Christians, we speak about it all the time, and we know we should do it, but what really is forgiveness?
Traditional Sermon Pentecost 15 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord, Jesus Christ (1 Colossians 1:3). Listen to this short three-sentence phrase: “I forgive you.” Although this simple phrase consists of three short words, it is nevertheless very powerful. Generally speaking, forgiving those who have wronged us can…