Sermon on John 8:31-36, for Reformation Day, about Jesus' teaching of what true freedom is, and how we are often blind to the nature of what freedom or captivity is. What is that freedom, and once we have it in Christ Jesus, how do we keep it, and how do we live in that freedom?
Sermon on Ephesians 6:10-17, for the 21st Sunday after Trinity (1 Yr lectionary), about the armor of God and our spiritual struggle against the forces of evil. What are the battle lines? Who is our real enemy? Who equips us, and what is the protection given? What kind of attacks face us? Who gets all the credit and glory?
Sermon on Ephesians 4:22-28, for the 19th Sunday after Trinity, (1 Yr lectionary), about the struggle between the old self and the new self, or the spirit and the flesh. How do we fight against the old sinful nature? How do we have confidence of victory? Who is responsible for the change and renewal in us?
Sermon on Deuteronomy 10:12-21, for the 18th Sunday after Trinity (1 Yr Lectionary), about how this sermon of Moses to the Israelites relates to us today. What does it teach us about God's character and His law, and the reasons why He gave it? How is God's law consistent with His character? How are His people to reflect that, with particular attention to the marginalized and disadvantaged of society? How does our sinful nature respond to God's commands, and how does God create a new spiritual nature that seeks to obey them? How do Old and New Testament parallel the ways they speak of circumcision and renewal?