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Happy Endings – Sermon on Matthew 25:1-13

Parables are parables, not prophecy. Guides and warning to living a good life. Listen carefully. This sermon is quite a bit different from how it was written, therefore, please listen to the sermon rather than read it.  The sermon

Heavy Burdens – Sermon on Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

When Jesus says his yoke is easy, the yoke he’s talking about is a very burdensome object, designed for a large, heavy beast. But it becomes easy when Jesus is leading the way. This sermon is quite

Words – Homily on Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

Words hurt when people hurl them at you, even when they hurt. But wisdom is vindicated by her deeds. Wednesday’s homily was delivered without notes, so you may listen to the sermon rather than read it.   Homily delivered

Radically hospitable – Sermon on Matthew 10:40-42

It’s easy to understand we’re called to do radical hospitality. As Christians, though, it can be much harder to accept radical hospitality ourselves. This sermon is quite a bit different from how it was written, therefore, please listen to

Justus et Peccador – Homily on Romans 6:12-23

We are all of us Saints and Sinners. And this is what it means when we’re talking about it. Wednesday’s homily was delivered without notes, so you may listen to the sermon rather than read it.   Homily delivered

Hard Truths – Sermon on Matthew 10:24-39

Sometimes people just don’t want to hear hard truths. That doesn’t mean that the truths are frightening, they can simply shatter their worlds. This sermon is quite a bit different from how it was written, therefore, please listen to

Hospitable places – Sermon on Matthew 9:35–10:23

We don’t necessarily need comfort when we share the good news. But hospitality helps us establish intimacy. We need to know who we’re proclaiming to. This sermon is quite a bit different from how it was written,

Good enough: Sermon on Matthew 28:16-20

Do you linger with doubt? Jesus calls you to do his work in the world anyway. This sermon is quite a bit different from how it was written, therefore, please listen to the sermon rather than read it.  The

Legacy: Sermon on John 17:1-11

Jesus leaves us a lasting legacy. The scripture to guide us and the Holy Spirit as our advocate. We are not left alone! This sermon is quite a bit different from how it was written, therefore, please listen to

Orphans – Sermon on John 14:15-21

Jesus doesn’t leave us alone to face the world, like a poor baby animal in the cold woods. He has sent the Holy Spirit to abide with us, and by virtue, HImself. This sermon is quite a