Category Archives: Sermons

Second Sunday of Easter

[A sermon on the Uniform Series texts for April 23, 2017: Romans 5:6-11 & Romans 8:31-39] “God has it in for me.” Who has ever heard someone say that – or maybe even said it ourselves, at least half in … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday

[A sermon on one of the Uniform Series texts for today, Sunday, April 16: John 20:1-10.] The church’s Easter greeting, for centuries, has gone like this: one says “Christ is risen!” – in whatever language – and the other responds … Continue reading

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Palm/Passion Sunday

“Whosoever” That word, “whosoever,” is emphatic: no one is excluded from “whosoever,” it’s unconditional. And I confess, it’s the one forever in my memory of John 3:16, a trace of the King James Version we memorized when I was a … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday in Lent

Whose voice do we hear when we read Psalm 23? I don’t know how many people ask themselves this question; I have to admit, I don’t always notice this kind of thing myself … but I learned this week that … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday in Lent

I’m guessing at least a few people here have heard those “good news, bad news” jokes. Like the one where the doctor comes into the room and says to the patient, well, I’ve got some good news and some bad … Continue reading

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Third Sunday in Lent

The Uniform Series (Sunday School) Bible text for today is John 15:1-17. It is part of the long (long) discourse Jesus gives his close disciples during and after the last supper, before leaving for the garden (of Gethsemane), before his … Continue reading

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Second Sunday in Lent

This is an effort to put together something like a coherent reading of Ephesians 2:1-10, which was the Uniform Series text for today, and the topic of some exegetical notes earlier in the week. Focus statement: Ordinary life, apart from … Continue reading

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