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Third Sunday after Pentecost

Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash This Sunday, we hear the parable of the mustard seed growing into a shrub. We’re reminded of the image of the tree of life, the tree that we equate with the cross upon which Jesus was crucified and destroyed death. We might expect the image for this grand reversal to be something…

The Image of the Mustard Seed

Traditional Sermon Pentecost 4 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord, Jesus Christ (1 Colossians 1:3). Amen. Happy Fathers Day! And I also extend this greeting to all the ladies and to whomever else who have had to step in to be fathers! As I am sure all…

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The Journey of Faith

Pentecost 20 Traditional Sermon So, how would you answer the question, “What is Faith?” <CONGREGATIONAL ANSWERS — Believing in something you can’t see … faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen … doing the right thing … rooting for the New York Mets … reading the Bible ……

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Pentecost 20 Preview

How much faith does a person need? The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” (Luke 17:6) According to the Gospel of Luke, the ones closest to Jesus believe they need…