A sermon offered on the 17th Sunday after Pentecost, September 27, 2020. Sometimes the hardest and most important thing that we can do as followers of Jesus is to change our minds. Readings: Exodus 17:1-7 * Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 * Philippians 2:1-13 * Matthew 21:23-32 https://youtu.be/PXOesZ-XNEI Audio only available here
A sermon offered on the 16th Sunday after Pentecost, September 20, 2020. We learn at an early age what is fair. Our readings from Exodus about manna in the wilderness and the parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard in Matthew challenge our understanding of fairness. The Kingdom of Heaven may not be fair, but … Continue reading The Kingdom of Heaven may not be fair, but it is generous.
A sermon offered on the 15th Sunday after Pentecost, September 13, 2020. While the parting of the Red Sea looks exciting on film, the story raises a lot of questions. What do we learn from this scene of God's awesome power that gives freedom to the Israelites and death to the Egyptians? Readings: Exodus 14:19-31 … Continue reading “Thus the Lord saved Israel that day from the Egyptians”
A sermon offered on the 14th Sunday after Pentecost, September 6, 2020. The exciting story of Exodus is interrupted right before the climactic moment of the final plague by liturgical instructions for celebrating Passover. The moment of liberation is so important that the creation of the liturgy to remember the moment is part of the … Continue reading “This day shall be a day of remembrance for you.”