a sermon on groaning

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost | Texts: Genesis 29:15-28, Romans 8:26-39, Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 |There’s something about breathing together with other humans that sort of reorients me to my own body, to my sense of presence, to my connection with God. The very first sentence of today’s reading from Romans reads, “We do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words”...

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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.” ...