John 12:12-28 It is Palm Sunday and as we worship together while sheltering-in-place, I want us to considered the Corona Virus Version of our Scripture this morning. And in the CVV, John 12:12 opens with a new day; a perfect day for a parade. It was springtime in Judea, the winter rains had passed, the … Continue reading What Shall I Say??
John 6:60-61, 66-67; 7:19 Stepping into this virtual pulpit, I can’t look out over our virtually connected congregation, but I want to thank you all for connecting with us this morning. I want to thank all the nurses, doctors, chaplains and administrators who responding to the overwhelming health challenges caused by the virus. Thank you … Continue reading Why are You Trying to Kill Me??
John 6:1-13 It has been a week like no other. A week defined by uncertainty. A week of overwhelm. A week that can be described as nothing less than a crisis. And as a preacher you wonder, what kind of Word will God have after a week like this? We are in a sermon series … Continue reading Where Can We Buy Bread??
John 4:1-11 Last week Jesus was at a wedding, this week Jesus is at a well. Last week at the wedding Jesus was asking why should I help? And this week at the well Jesus is asking will you help me? Last week at the wedding, Jesus was asking servants to draw water and serve … Continue reading Will You Give Me a Drink??
John 2:1-11 Who doesn’t love a good wedding? The ceremonies are usually OK, but who doesn’t love the party afterwards? Good food. Good Drink. And depending on the DJ, good music! Weddings are great! Wedding planning on the other hand… not so much. Wedding planning is stressful. Wedding planning requires constant decision making, and some … Continue reading What’s this got to do with me?!
Sunday, February 23, 2020 This is the table of transfiguration, an up-high mountain-top table in which God’s glory is revealed. This is the table of transfiguration, a down-to-earth table in which word becomes flesh. This is the table of transfiguration, a saint and sinner table in which you come as you are, and you don’t … Continue reading Communion Liturgy on Transfiguration Sunday
John 1:19-42 Scene 1: The one who knows and who acts. (John 1:19-23) John 1:19 ¶ This is the testimony given by John when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?”John 1:20 He confessed and did not deny it, but confessed, “I am not the Messiah.”John 1:21 And … Continue reading What do you Want?!
Isaiah 9:1-7 A light has dawned, the yoke of burden is shattered, and a child called peace is born. This is God’s Word for us this morning, and what a word it is. What a Word for us to hear at a joint CRC worship service held in the community of Roseland. A community whose … Continue reading Hope is a Child Called Peace
Isaiah 49:1-7 The city is Birmingham and the year is 1963. Blacks and whites are still not allowed to sit at the same lunch counters, the NAACP is outlawed as a foreign corporation, and black voter suppression safeguards the status-quo of separate and unequal. An atmosphere of violence and threat of violence hangs over Birmingham’s … Continue reading A Servant Called, A King Seen
Hebrews 4:14-16 Since, then, we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize (empathize) with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been … Continue reading Holding on to Hope