Who’s in Heaven, Anyway? (Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning, the Fourth Sunday of Easter. I'm preaching a sermon series on the book of Revelation; today's text was Revelation 7:9-17. Today is the Fourth Sunday of Easter, a fifty-day season when we focus on Jesus’ resurrection, and what that means for us. Today … Continue reading Who’s in Heaven, Anyway? (Sermon)

Singing the Victory! (Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning, the Third Sunday of Easter. I am continuing my sermon series on the book of Revelation, which I've been personifying as "Crazy Uncle Revelation." The text today was Revelation 5:11-14.  Today is the Third Sunday of Easter, a fifty-day season when we focus … Continue reading Singing the Victory! (Sermon)

Crazy Uncle Revelation (Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning, the Second Sunday of Easter. Since we have lectionary readings from the book of Revelation for the whole season of Easter this year, I decided to preach a sermon series on this oft-misunderstood book. This is the first in a six-week series. The … Continue reading Crazy Uncle Revelation (Sermon)

What If… (Easter sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning for Resurrection of Our Lord (Easter Day). The gospel text was Luke 24:1-12. Previously on “The Gospel of Luke”: Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. He wrapped it in a linen cloth and laid it in a tomb. The … Continue reading What If… (Easter sermon)

The Opposite of a Black Hole (Easter Vigil Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached at the Great Vigil of Easter this morning. The gospel text was John 20:1-18. Rabbouni. That was the word Mary said to Jesus once she knew it was really him. Once Mary believed that Jesus had risen from the dead, she spoke one word, Rabbouni. … Continue reading The Opposite of a Black Hole (Easter Vigil Sermon)

The Completion of the Cross (Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached last night, Good Friday. The gospel text was the Passion according to John, John 18:1 -- 19:42. John tells us that it was a Friday evening when Passover began that year. It was one of those years when the first day of Passover was also … Continue reading The Completion of the Cross (Sermon)

Easter is not about ME ME ME!

While doing some work on my upcoming sermons, I found a website called "My Jewish Learning," which is designed as an encyclopedia of sorts for all things Jewish, to aid everyone from a synagogue leader looking to deepen her knowledge to a newcomer considering converting to Judaism. It has a nice article by Rabbi Ismar … Continue reading Easter is not about ME ME ME!