Sermon on Mark 10:17-22, for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about Jesus' closing reflections on the encounter with the rich young man, and how wealth creates a difficulty in entering the kingdom of God; in fact, it's difficult period! How does Jesus' challenge the common thinking of men with His own uncommon thinking?
Sermon on Mark 10:17-22 for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about the rich young man's question about eternal life, his own evaluation of his obedience, and Jesus' response. How does Jesus look upon us with love, and give us a high calling? What is the true nature of Christ's obedience? How can we inherit eternal life?
Sermon on Mark 10:6-8, for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about how God gave us our bodies as male and female, and that we are wonderfully made. Looking at how the body is an engineering marvel, and why we shouldn't demean or devalue the human body, or devaluing or demeaning either of the sexes. What is the glory and the hope for our bodies?
Sermon on Acts 2:21 for Children's Sunday, about what it means to call upon the Lord. Who do we trust to help us? How do we call upon Him? What are we asking God to do for us when we ask Him to save? God's got a text message for you...don't leave it unread...
Sermon on Mark 9:14-29, for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about the nameless father who comes to Jesus for healing for his demon-possessed son, and pleads "Lord, I believe, help my unbelief!" What does this story teach us about faith and prayer, and the ways God helps and heals?
Sermon on Psalm 28, the 15th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about how to pray and let God's Word "read and interpret us" as it searches our hearts and minds. How does Psalm portray our fears and frustrations and an "emotional turning point" to trust and hope?
Sermon on Mark 7:14-23, for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about Jesus' diagnosis of the heart. What makes us unclean? What cannot make us clean? How does God read our heart? What is the real solution to getting a clean heart?
Sermon on Luke 1:46-55, for the Festival of St. Mary, mother of our Lord, about her song, the "Magnificat", where she declares: "My soul magnifies the Lord..."
What does it mean to be a "soul magnifier" of the Lord? What mighty deeds has He done? How do we pass on the faith from generation to generation? How do we become "soul magnifiers" of God?
Sermon on Ephesians 4:17-5:2, for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about how we are to "put off" the old flesh like an old pair of clothes, and to "put on" the new self. How do these "new clothes" work, and what does it do for us? How do the "old clothes" affect us? What's our struggle and how does God remember us?
Sermon on Ephesians 4:1-16, 10th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about walking worthily according to the call to which we have been called...what is the difference between the worthy and unworthy walk, and how are we part of the body of Christ.
Sermon on Mark 6:45-56, for the 9th Sunday after Pentecost 2021 (B), about Jesus' walking on water to the disciples in the midst of the storm, and how the presence of Jesus, the Great I AM, brings calm in our lives. What does it mean to "take heart" and how can we lay down our fears, exhaustion, doubts, etc, with Jesus?