Category: Sermons

Extravagant Gratitude

Read John 12:1-8 here My second favorite word . . . is. . . . . . penultimate. Our gospel reading today from John is the penultimate supper. The Last Supper but one.  It’s not that they didn’t eat in between, it’s just that the gospels don’t tell us about those. It’s not the Last ...

Extravagant Grace

What if the prodigal in this story is actually the father?

Focus

Sometimes we're asking the wrong questions. Jesus calls us to change our focus.

Opposition

Sometimes it's hard to tell who is with us or against us. People don't always behave the way we expect them to, and we don't know their stories or motives. How do we know how to respond?

Temptation

What is your greatest temptation? Even Jesus was tempted. How did Jesus handle it and what can we do?

Shine

In our readings this week, both Moses and Jesus shine. Do we also shine? If so, how? And why does it matter?

Tough Talk

Jesus tells us to love our enemies. What does that mean? We need to pray for and forgive our enemies. Is that enough? How do we put that into practice?