Sermons from March 2019

Sermons from March 2019

Imperfect Believers: To Grieve as Those with Hope

Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. Mary was the one who anointed the Lord with perfume and wiped his feet with her hair; her brother Lazarus was ill. So the sisters sent a message to Jesus, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” But when Jesus heard it, he said, “This illness does not lead to death; rather it is for God’s glory, so that the Son of God…

Imperfect Believers: Bread of Heaven to Earth Come Down

“They found Jesus on the other side of the lake. ‘Rabbi,’ they asked, ‘when did you come here?’ Jesus replied, ‘In very truth I tell you, it is not because you saw signs that you came looking for me, but because you ate the bread and your hunger was satisfied. You should work, not for this perishable food, but for the food that lasts, the food of eternal life. ‘This food the Son of Man will give you, for on…

When It’s Not All About You

Today is Transfiguration Sunday- the Sunday before the beginning of Lent, and we’re approaching it in a way never before attempted (as far as I know), through the storyline of the Book of Ruth. The traditional story of the transfiguration is of Jesus on a mountaintop, bedazzled in a heavenly glow, witnessed by Peter, James and John. The disciples misunderstand what the experience is all about. They think it signals a triumphal moment for Jesus and maybe even the end…