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Sermon – Mark 1:4-11; The Baptism of our Lord

Today, we hear the beginning verses of Mark’s gospel as the gospel writer presents his version of the Jesus story.   And, in this gospel, we do not hear stories about shepherds and angels, about wise men and a stable, or even a word about Mary and Joseph as we do in Luke’s gospel.  There is…

Sermon – Luke-2-1-14 – Christmas

“In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered.”  Now, as we begin to ponder this cherished and treasured story, I am going to say something that just may shatter all your preconceived notions about this reading.  I must tell you, there is no historical evidence that…

Sermon – Mark 13:24-37

It has begun.  And, no, I am not talking about Advent.  I am talking about the non-stop screenings of those syrupy, sentimental Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel.  I am talking about the Disney portrayals of Happy Holidays where there is joy and happiness forever after.  I am talking about Madison Avenue advertisers telling us…

Sermon – Luke 17:11-19

That great theologian, Meredith Grey, a fictional character on the hit television show, Grey’s Anatomy, said in one episode, “At some point, you have to make a decision.  Boundaries don’t keep other people out.  They fence you in.  Life is messy.  That’s how we’re made.  So, you can waste your lives drawing lines and building…

Sermon – Matthew 25:1-13

Over the years, I have participated in a few hundred weddings.  For most of them I served as the musician.  And, since I have been ordained, I have officiated for several weddings.  Through this plethora of wedding experiences, there is one thing I have learned:  a wedding is one of the most emotionally charged events…