August 27, 2018
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Sermon on Galatians 3:15-22, for the 13th Sunday after Trinity (1 Yr lectionary), about God's two covenants (to Abraham and Moses/Israel) and how they relate to each other and us today. Which covenant is greater? Why do we need to drive away the "spirit of the Pharisee?" What is the difference between the two covenants, and what was the purpose and fulfillment of each?
August 20, 2018
Sermon on Isaiah 29:17-24, for the 12th Sunday after Trinity (1 Yr lectionary), about Isaiah's prophecy of great reversals that would happen in God's kingdom, and how this prophecy finds fulfillment in Jesus' ministry. How do we recognize injustice? What does God do about it?
August 15, 2018
Sermon on Luke 18:9-14, for the 11th Sunday after Trinity (1 Yr lectionary), about the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector, and the lessons it teaches in self-righteousness vs. humility, and what attains God's verdict of "justified." What is this verdict about? How does God show His mercy? How is our relationship to God and also our fellow man changed by a proper kind of dependence on God? What is the right and wrong kind of confidence with which to approach God?