The Immense and human-sized God

June 22, 2015

Sermon on Job 38:1-11, for the 4th Sunday after Pentecost, Father's Day, about God's answer to Job's complaint. God speaks from the whirlwind, in a sort of "Father to son talk". Why does God humble Job? What does Job long for in God, during his suffering, and how is that longing fulfilled in Christ Jesus? How do we face suffering?


“Body and Home”

June 15, 2015

Sermon on 2 Corinthians 5:1-10, for the 3rd Sunday after Pentecost, about life in this physical body, and the experience of aging, suffering, and death. What is the Christian attitude toward the body? How is it informed by the future hope of the resurrection? What is our purpose and value in the present life and body?


Worship Instruction: Why we do what we do, part 2

June 8, 2015

Sermon on the Service of the Sacrament, explaining the parts of the liturgy and worship space and symbolism that surround the Lord's Supper. Sanctus, Agnus Dei, Benediction. Why worship is a "W" not an "M".


Worship Instruction: Why we do what we do

June 1, 2015

Sermon on the "Service of the Word", for Trinity Sunday, explaining what the various parts of the worship mean, and how our understanding of worship is shaped by the Bible. How does God give out His gifts, and what is our response? Worship is centered on God in Christ Jesus.