This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning, the Third Sunday in Lent. The gospel reading was Luke 13:1-9. There’s something we learn in today’s gospel that is disturbing at first. It sounds like bad news at first, but let’s talk about it, and together we’ll see that it’s actually really … Continue reading You Are Not a Good Person (Sermon)
How Can You Be God’s Kingdom?
This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached this morning. The gospel text was Mark 10:35-45. Throughout worship today, I invited people to perform gestures and poses they weren't used to for various elements in worship, things like making the sign of the cross, and using the American Sign Language sign for "Thank … Continue reading How Can You Be God’s Kingdom?
Take Up Your Suffering
This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning, the Second Sunday in Lent. The gospel text I preached on was Mark 8:31-38. Peter didn’t want to hear what Jesus was saying. Jesus said that he would undergo great suffering, be rejected, and be killed. Peter didn’t want to hear that. Jesus … Continue reading Take Up Your Suffering
Follow Where Jesus Leads
This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached this morning. The gospel text was Matthew 16:21-28. By now most of you have seen the devastation that Hurricane Harvey has wreaked on Houston and surrounding cities in Texas. And perhaps some of you are wondering why things like this happen. What did the people … Continue reading Follow Where Jesus Leads