Faith, Hope, and Money (Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning, the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany. We're in the midst of our Stewardship Campaign, and today's theme was "Giving to God of our Income Changes Everything." The theme scripture reading was 1 Corinthians 13:1-13.  There was once a couple, Alex and Morgan. In their … Continue reading Faith, Hope, and Money (Sermon)

Give to God the Things that are God’s

This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached this morning. The gospel text was Matthew 22:15-22.  The Pharisees were clever. They wanted to trap Jesus, catch him off-guard, get him to say something he’d regret. So they asked him about taxes. “Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor or not?” they … Continue reading Give to God the Things that are God’s

The Administration of Grace

This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached this morning. The lectionary gospel was Luke 16:1-13. The "Spiritual Gift of the Week" was Administration. The Spiritual Gift for the day is “Administration.” Administration is the gift of being able to deal well with the minutia of daily life, whether it’s at your workplace, … Continue reading The Administration of Grace