Sermons from April 2017

Sermons from April 2017

Supper at Emmaus

Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, “What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?” They stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, whose…

Transformed: By Fear and Joy

After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do…

Transformed: By Love

It is April- and what comes to mind after April showers and May flowers? Yes- you’ve got it: taxes. Starting a sermon with tax filings may not be the most conventional way to begin on Palm Sunday, but it works for today. This is how… In 1996 the great state of Minnesota decided to run a little experiment with their tax system. (from Ken Evers-Hood- a classmate of Jenn DiFrancesco- Princeton Seminary, 2001) They were trying to figure out how…

Transformed: By Grace

Jesus sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out…