Sermons from March 2018

Sermons from March 2018

Palm Sunday: A Holy Procession

After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, saying, “Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ just say this, ‘The Lord…

Afraid and Amazed: Named and Unnamed

(a translation by Prof. Amy-Jill Levine) And some person was wealthy, and he dressed in purple and linen, feasting daily, splendidly. And some poor person, named Lazarus, was lying by his gates, being covered with sores. And he as wishing to be fed from the things falling from the tables of the wealthy, but instead the dogs, approaching, were licking his sores. And it happened that when died the poor man and he was brought by the angels into the…

Amazed and Afraid: Finding the Way Home

Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him.And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable: “Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. And…