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Pentecost 19 Preview

“Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart.” -Luke 18:1 The Gospel text for this week focuses on the powerful nature of prayer. Prayer is not a passive activity, but one that actively seeks God and pursues God’s will. The widow featured in Jesus’ parable is…

Leap of Faith

New Day Sermon Pentecost 15 Do you think “the end justifies the means?” That is one of the questions that today’s story of the “Dishonest Steward” calls to mind. What do we do with this extremely challenging parable of Jesus? Tune in for some ideas that you can consider around this story that only shows…

Pentecost 15 Preview

“And his master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the children of this age are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light.” -Luke 16:8 Today’s Bible readings include some nervous seat-shifting scripture. A few warnings from the prophet Amos get our attention, but our…

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…

Rev. Craig Ross
Talents & More

New Day Sermon PENTECOST 24 When we hear the word “talent” we think of what brings us to ballet class, or we think of huge monetary amounts in the biblical world.  This morning you were invited to use Jesus’ story about talents as a call to choose courageous acts over those that are fearful and…

Pal Pusztai
Are We Sometimes Like the Tenants in the Vineyard?

TRADITIONAL SERMON       PENTECOST 18 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord, Jesus Christ (1 Colossians 1:3). The parable in our gospel reading Matthew today is also found in Mark and Luke. The parable is known either as the Parable of the Vineyard or the Parable…