This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached today, the Fourth Sunday of Easter. The text I preached on was the First Reading, Acts 2:42-47. As you might discern from the sermon, we sang the hymn, "I Know that My Redeemer Lives," split up across different portions of worship today. Today is the … Continue reading Our Redeemer Lives (Sermon)
On Hogwarts and the Holy Spirit
This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning, the Day of Pentecost. The reading I preached on was Acts 2:1-21. Today we also celebrated the Confirmation of three of our young people, named Hannah, Lauren, and Owen. As I usually do on Confirmation days, I spoke to the confirmands for much … Continue reading On Hogwarts and the Holy Spirit
How Can I Be Saved?
The first reading from worship last week has been sitting in my head for a while now. I didn't even preach on it...I preached on the Gospel reading (as I usually do). But it's the first reading, Acts 16:16-34, that's been on my mind. I've been thinking about what it means to "be saved." I … Continue reading How Can I Be Saved?
The Trajectory of God’s Word
This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached today, the Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year C). I preached on the first reading, Acts 11:1-8. Simon Peter got in trouble with the other church leaders in Jerusalem, because they thought he was going against God’s word. This takes place in the early church, just … Continue reading The Trajectory of God’s Word