What would you be willing to do to enter the kingdom of God? Nothing is required, of course, because it is God's gift to us. But this gift still asks something of us, doesn't it? Here is my sermon on Mark 9:38-50.
A Nonet of Joy
Why pray the Lord's Prayer? Isn't better to just talk to God, to share what is on our heart? Sometimes it is. But at other times, the Lord's Prayer offers us the words that we need to address the God that we love.
Sometimes getting the question right is more important than having it answered. Here is my sermon on Mark 9:30-37.
In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us not to worry. But we still worry. At least I do. So here are three things that Jesus teaches us about how to handle the inevitable worries of life.
The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”1 Corinthians 1:18 Today, September 14, I join with many Christians around the world in observing “Holy Cross Day.” The history of this festival is quite interesting. It begins back in…
When Jesus asks his famous question, "Who do you say that I am?" we know the answer. But do know what the answer means, for Jesus and for us? Here is my sermon on Mark 8:27-38.
Want to be perfect? Here are five easy steps, which I am calling the Lutheran version, but it's really true for all Christians: Begin at the cross, redeemed by the blood of the Lamb. Thank him for his love and resolve to live for him daily.Decide that it is going pretty well. Begin to think…
Can faith save you? James asks us this question in his New Testament letter, and I want to say, Yes! So what is he getting at with this question? Here are my thoughts about this thought-provoking passage.
Jesus came to open our eyes and open our ears, but also to open our hearts. Here is my sermon on Mark 7:24-37.