Sermons from February 2017

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Transfiguration and Mardi Gras!


Psalm 2 Why do the nations conspire, and the peoples plot in vain? The rulers of the earth set themselves, and the leaders take counsel together, against God and those God has anointed, saying, “Let us burst their bonds asunder, and cast their cords from us.” The one who sits in the heavens laughs; God […]

Keep Calm and Live a Holy Life


SCRIPTURE Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 

Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them: You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy. 

When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very edges of your field, […]

From Black and White to Gray


Both of our Scripture passages concern commandments. First we hear God’s word to the Hebrews as they near the conclusion of their time in the wilderness and prepare to enter the promised land, led by Moses, perhaps 15 centuries before Jesus. Deuteronomy 30:11-20 11Surely, this commandment that I am commanding you today is not too […]

What do righteous people look like?


February 5, 2017 Isaiah 58:1-12 Shout out, do not hold back! Lift up your voice like a trumpet! Announce to my people their rebellion, to the house of Jacob their sins. Yet day after day they seek me and delight to know my ways, as if they were a nation that practiced righteousness and did […]