“Eat Me,” the Lord Said

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning. The gospel text was yet another section of "The Bread of Life Chapter," John 6:51-58. In last week’s sermon, I mentioned that we are what we eat. There’s some truth to that; if you eat healthier, you will in general be healthier. But … Continue reading “Eat Me,” the Lord Said

Like Feeding Cats

This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached this morning. The gospel text was John 6:35, 41-51.  Martin Luther preached to his congregation one day, and he said this: I wish I could get you to pray the way that my dog goes after meat. Now, that’s a typical Martin Luther quote. It’s … Continue reading Like Feeding Cats

Fear and Grumbling in Capernaum

This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached this morning, August 5, 2018. The gospel text was John 6:24-35. Did you ever wonder how we’re supposed to behave as a congregation? Luckily, scripture gives us several models for how to do that. In fact, two of those models are in today’s readings. The … Continue reading Fear and Grumbling in Capernaum

The Body of Christ, Given for …

This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached Sunday, July 29. The gospel text was John 6:1-21, John's telling of the Feeding of the Five Thousand and of Jesus walking on the sea.  I wonder what those five thousand people were hungry for? Just food? Perhaps also peace. hope. Comfort. Healing. And Jesus … Continue reading The Body of Christ, Given for …