a sermon on bathsheba

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost | Texts: 2 Samuel 11:26--12:13a, Psalm 51:1-12, Ephesians 4:1-16, John 6:24-35 | “Teacher, when did you come here?” the crowd asks Jesus. They didn’t see him back on the other side, so they’ve gotten in boats to find him across the water. Jesus casually ignores their question, but the ones who know the story remember what happened just before. Jesus is on the other side of the lake because he walked there on water...

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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...