a sermon based on Isaiah 5: 1-7

What Lynn Borke just read for us (Isaiah, Chapter 5, verses 20-24) sounds a bit threatening, didn’t it?  Three times the prophet says “woe!” 

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil… 

Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes…


a sermon based on Luke 4:14-32

This morning’s Bible text finds Jesus returning to his hometown synagogue where he was invited to read from the scroll of the prophet Isaiah -- about the Spirit of God anointing him to preach good news to the poor, to set free the oppresse...

a sermon based on Luke 2:41-52

I chose this text for Father’s Day, because this is the first time Jesus uses “Father” language in referring to God.  This twelve-year-old boy says to his anxious parents: “Why were you searching for me?  Did you not know that I must be in...

a sermon based on Jeremiah 29:11-14

As I said just before singing today’s solo: We’ve all heard the news of the protest marches following the killing of George Floyd while he was being arrested in Minneapolis two weeks ago… including two rallies of peaceful support that...

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