Sermon on 1 Timothy 2:1-6, for the 6th Sunday of Easter, on how and why the church prays, and what it teaches us about the wideness of Christ's love. How does that knowledge shape our hearts, eyes, prayers, and actions? How does Jesus reorient our identity away from the things that artificially divide us, and create a new unity among us? What is a ransom, and how has Christ paid a ransom for us?
Sermon on John 2:1-11, for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany (1 YR), with reference to 1 Timothy 5:24-25, and the question of Jesus manifesting His glory, while also allowing the miracle at the Wedding at Cana to remain at least partially "hidden." What did Jesus mean by "His hour"? Why was this significant? How does He model His own teaching in the sermon on the Mount? What does the wine and wedding imagery signify about the Messiah and about His church?