a sermon on life and death

Third Sunday after Pentecost | Texts: Genesis 21:8-21, Romans 6:1b-11, Matthew 10:24-39 | Today we’re dealing with matters of life and death. Jesus warns the disciples, “Those who find their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.” ...

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a sermon at a time and place

Second Sunday after Epiphany | Texts: Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 40:1-11, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, John 1:29-42 | “Listen to me, O coastlands; pay attention, you peoples from far away!” The first reading we hear today from the prophet Isaiah is spoken not in the voice of God, but in the voice of the Servant, a character that is featured several times in Isaiah’s writings...