Messages (Sermons)

231231 – The Word Became Flesh

Yr B ~ Christmas 2 ~ John 1:1-14 The world has moved on, and it probably feels a bit odd to us, but we’re still in the season of Christmas in church. There are 12 days of Christmas, after all,…

231217 – Give More (Advent Conspiracy)

Yr B ~ A3 ~ Luke 1:46-55  [Luke 1:46-55 – a paraphrase]And Mary sang, “My soul resonates and reverberates with God’s amazing love and my spirit rejoices in God, for God’s Spirit fills those who are humble enough to receive…

231126 – Sheepish

Yr A ~ Reign of Christ ~ Matthew 25:31-46 Today’s reading draws Matthew chapter 25 to an end. It’s a chapter filled with complex parables about the Kingdom of Heaven, or Kingdom of God. Saying that, I don’t think this…

231112 – Risky Business

Yr A ~ Pent 24 ~ Matthew 25:14-30 The problem with this Parable of the Talents is that it has nothing really to do with talents! I mean, obviously it does, but it really doesn’t. The problem is in the…

231105 – Deep, Bold, and Daring

Yr A ~ Pentecost 23 ~ 1 Corinthians 12:1‒11 (off lect) There are numerous ways to talk about a life of faith, and different ways to characterize the core components of building such a life. They’re all variations on a…

231029 – A Serving Church

Yr A ~ Pentecost 21 ~ Matthew 23:1-12 (MSG) I chose The Message bible translation of today’s scripture because it captures the edginess of Jesus’ teaching so well, but it comes with a cost. Our usual NRSV bible contains more…

231022 – A Loving Church

Yr A ~ Pentecost 21 ~ Matthew 22:34-40, John 13:35 In today’s reading Jesus is challenged to say what he thought the most important teaching of all was. So he turned to scripture (that would be the Hebrew Scriptures, what…