My sermon on the story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus, preached on the Third Sunday of Easter.
The disciples on the road to Emmaus later reported how Jesus "had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread." How is Jesus made known to us when we can't break bread together?
Here is the manuscript of the sermon that I preached for the closing worship service of the NC Lutheran Men in Mission Statewide Gathering, on the Parable of the Sower.
A child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger is a surprising sign that the Messiah had come, but a sign that teaches us what kind of Messiah he would be. Here is my sermon on Christmas Eve.
Here are some thoughts on the spiritual practice of giving thanks in all circumstances, and why it is so important for us all.
Not one stone will be left of the temple! So where do we go when life comes crumbling down? Here is my sermon on this subject, using Luke 21:1-19 as my text.
Then Jesus looked up at his disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Luke 6:20 “Blessed are you,” Jesus says. “Blessed are you.” But what does it mean to be blessed? The notion of being 'blessed' goes back a long, long way. In ancient Greek and…
Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart ... Luke 18:1 Pray always, Jesus tells us, and do not lose heart. I find it strangely encouraging that Jesus knew that his followers would be in danger of losing heart. He knew that that there would be…