Messages (Sermons)

220814 – Stand to IT

Yr C ~ Pentecost 10 ~ Luke 12:49-56 (MSG) Have you ever heard the phrase “gentle Jesus, meek and mild?” Well, whoever came up with that obviously didn’t read today’s scripture passage. Luke 12:49-51 Jesus says, “I’ve come to start…

220807 – Fit for IT

Yr C ~ Pentecost 9 ~ Luke 12:32-40 (NRSV) This is part 3 of a 4-part sermon series all about ‘IT’ (capital I, capital T). ‘IT’ is my shorthand way to say ‘the presence of God, the love of God,…

220731 – Full of IT

Yr C ~ Pentecost 8 ~ Luke 12:13-21 (MSG – The Message) Someone out of the crowd said, “Teacher, order my brother to give me a fair share of the family inheritance.” Jesus replied, “Mister, what makes you think it’s…

220724 – Asking for IT

Yr C ~ Pentecost 7 ~ Luke 11:1-13 (GNT) If we didn’t know this already, this passage underlines a foundational aspect of being a person of faith: praying is hugely important. But it isn’t like Jesus invented prayer. Prayer was…

220702 – ALL CAPS

Yr C ~ Pentecost 4 ~ Galatians 6:7-18 I really want to skip to the part where I get all indignant, and preachy, and throw down some truth bombs, and then do a mic drop and storm off. That would…

220618 – Disquiet

Yr C ~ Pentecost2 ~ Psalm 42-43 As the deer pants for water, so my soul longs after God’s Presence. Is that what’s going through your mind as you park your car and make your way into church every Sunday?…

220611 – You Are Here

Yr C ~ Pentecost 1 ~ Psalm 8 Have you ever found yourself in the middle of a big, complex place like a large city, or a huge theme park, or a sprawling conservation area, and you want to figure…

220604 – Windy

Yr C ~ Pentecost Sunday ~ Psalm 104:24-35 Today is Pentecost Sunday. It’s one of the high points in the Christian year for me. It was the birth of the Church! – not this church, THE Church! So why did…