So Long, Farewell – A Retirement Sermon (2 Corinthians 13)

2 Corinthians 13:11-13 “So long, farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, goodbye.” With those words, the children said good night to the partygoers ...
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Giving Thanks with Grateful Hearts – Sermon for Pentecost 2B (Psalm 138)

  Psalm 138 It’s taken thirteen years, but we’ve finally reached the river’s edge. But, we’re not quite ready to ...
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When the Advocate Comes – Sermon for Pentecost Sunday, Year B (John 15, 16)

 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15.  If you’ve been to a tourist destination like Orlando,  Vegas, or Niagara Falls, you probably encountered a ...
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Can We Withhold the Water? — Sermon for Easter 6B (Acts 10)

Acts 10:44-48 Last Sunday we heard a baptism story and witnessed Richard’s baptism. This morning we hear another baptism story ...
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Look, Here Is Water! — A Sermon for Easter 5B (Acts 8)

Acts 8:26-40 What’s your baptism story? I’ll confess that mine is a bit complicated. It starts at the Catholic hospital ...
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The Way of Salvation – Sermon for Easter 4B (Acts 4)

Christ Before Annas (top); Peter Denying Jesus (bottom) Acts 4:5-12 When Peter and John went to the Temple to pray ...
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Complicity and the System – A Sermon for 3rd Sunday of Easter (Acts 3)

  Acts 3:12-21 When Peter and John went to the Temple to pray, a man who had been crippled since ...
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One In Heart and Soul — Sermon for Easter 2B (Acts 4)

Acts 4:32-35 In the grave they laid the love by hatred slain, thinking that Jesus would not wake again, laid ...
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Death Has Met Its Match – Sermon for Easter Sunday (Mark 16; Isaiah 25)

Mark 16:1-8; Isaiah 25:6-9 On the morning of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of ...
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The Steadfast Love of the Lord – Sermon for Palm Sunday (Psalm 118)

Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 “Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!” That’s what the crowd shouted ...
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