a sermon on who we are

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany | Texts: Isaiah 58:1-12, Matthew 5:13-20 | The words of the prophet Isaiah read to me this morning like I imagine the trickle of a stream of water might sound to someone who has been thirsty for a long, long time...

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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? ...