a pentecost sermon on fire, wind, and power

Day of Pentecost | Texts: Ezekiel 37:1-14, Psalm 104:24-34, 35b, Acts 2:1-21, John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 | The Holy Spirit is fire, and wind, and power. The Spirit of God is something like a violent, noisy rush of wind that barges into the house where it doesn’t belong...

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a sermon in the wilderness

Second Sunday of Advent | Texts: Isaiah 11:1-10, Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19, Romans 15:4-13, Matthew 3:1-12 | The wilderness is the place of exile. It is the place of wandering, of waiting for God’s promises to be fulfilled. The wilderness is the place where whole generations pass away without seeing the Promised Land...