a sermon on beginnings

Second Sunday of Advent | Texts: Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Mark 1:1-8 | If you were telling the story of your own life, how would the story start? Where would you begin? ...

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a sermon on the eyes of faith

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost | Texts: Hebrews 11:29-12:2, Luke 12:49-56 | “Why do you not know how to interpret the present time?” Jesus calls the crowds out for their inability to perceive what is happening right in front of them. Can’t you see the sin and oppression that we live in? Do you not notice the forces of Empire that are keeping us from true justice and peace? Why don’t you understand the kingdom movement that God is calling us to join? Where are your eyes of faith? ...