Sermons (Page 72)

Sermons (Page 72)

Asking the Right Questions

You’d think the blind man who received his sight from the miraculous intervention of Jesus had been plopped down at Camp X-Ray in Guantanamo Bay. Everywhere he turns, he—and the people all around him—are being vigorously interrogated. You can see this in some of the questions. They are posed to get the answers the questioners want, or to trigger a…

Surrounded by Samaritans

Here’s something to ponder about from today’s Gospel reading: Who are the Samaritan women today? Who are the Samaritans in your life? They don’t just have to be people who have had a number of spouses or partners. Think about people who you believe are not acceptable. Maybe they are people you are not comfortable being around. Perhaps they are people…

How and Why?

Good morning, Nicodemus!!! Or is it Nicodema? How are each of you doing today? Welcome, one and all. Isn’t it great to live in a country with religious freedom, one in which we don’t need to scurry around in the dark of night to seek Jesus? Nicodemus was anxious to have a conversation with this phenomenal rabbi from Galilee, but he wasn’t able or willing…

Walking in the Light

You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil. For the yoke of his burden, and the staff for his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian.” (Isaiah 9:3-4) I can’t speak for all of you, but I’ve found that unless…

The Great Exchange

Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father, and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. There’s always a bit of a danger in using a movie as a sermon illustration, because it’s entirely possible that only a few people in the congregation may have seen it. Nevertheless, I think most of you are familiar enough with the plot concept that it’s not a huge risk.…