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?
Sermon on 1 John 5:9-15 (really focused on v. 6-12), 7th Sunday of Easter, about the contrast between the testimony of man vs. the greater testimony of God. What is testimony? Who takes the stand to witness/testify to us? What is the testimony about?
Sermon on 1 John 5:1-8, for the 6th Sunday of Easter 2021 (B), about how faith, love, and a true confession of Jesus are identifying marks of the children of God. How does John present the "new life" of believers, and how do we become such children? What defines and shapes our love in the Christian family?