Sermons

  • Sunday, September 16, 2018
    It’s not about you
    Mark 8:27-38: Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” He asked them, “But who do you say that ...
  • Sunday, September 1, 2018
    The Missing Verses
    Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23: When the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him, they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do not eat unless they thoroughly wash their hands, thus observing ...
  • Sunday, July 22, 2018
    Taking Time Off
    Today’s Gospel Reading from Mark should give us all pause. While we may talk about it a lot, self care in not something that we do well. The reading shows clearly how hard it was for Jesus and the disciples to get away from people who “wanted something.” If those putting together the Lectionary had ...
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018
    Spirit of the Living God
    The Gospel passage requires that we ask and attempt to answer some questions before we are really able to ascertain what the meaning might be. Dropping this story into the narrative of Mark’s Gospel seems to defy logic. In fact, if you simply skipped vs 14-29, you really wouldn’t miss a beat in the way ...
  • Sunday, July 8, 2018
    Home Town Miracles
    Mark 6:1-13: Jesus came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done ...