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Sermonette: Sept. 16, 2019

Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” — Luke...

 

Sermonette: Sept. 9, 2019

Our assigned Old Testament reading for Sept. 8 is Deuteronomy 30:15-20. I find these words fascinating as we get to listen in on a few of Moses’ concluding words to the Israelites as they were...

 

Sermonette: Sept. 2, 2019

As I reflected on Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16, one of our assigned readings for Sunday, Sept. 1, I noticed that the writer of this letter (or sermon?) was nearing the end of the message. It’s no secret...

 

Sermonette: Miriam

Then the prophet Miriam, Aaron’s sister, took a tambourine in her hand; and all the women went out after her with tambourines and with dancing. — Exodus 15:20 God had done some incredible,...

 

Sermonette: Palm Sunday

This past Sunday, we at First Lutheran celebrated Palm Sunday. In our celebration we reenacted the events of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem by having our children lead the procession of...

 

Sermonette: New things, new hope

“Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. I am about to do a new thing” (Isaiah 43:18-19a). The prophet Isaiah proclaimed this message from God to God’s people who were...

 

Sermonette: Christ the King Sunday

In my tradition, we celebrate Christ the King Sunday, the last Sunday of the Church year, on Nov. 25 this year. The assigned New Testament reading is from Revelation 1:4b-8. In that passage I read,...

 

Sermonette: Nov. 12, 2018

As I read Mark 12:38-44, the assigned gospel reading for Sunday, Nov. 11, I find it interesting that in the midst of all those who are making their offering at the temple, Jesus took notice of a...

 

Sermonette: Nov. 5, 2018

Jesus said, “Humanly speaking it is impossible. But not with God. Everything is possible with God” (Mark 10:27). The apostle Paul echoed much the same message when he wrote, “For I can do everyt... Full story

 

Sermonette - May 28, 2018

As I reflect on Romans 8:12-17, the assigned second reading for Trinity Sunday, I find myself drawn to the first half of verse 15. Paul writes, “For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall...

 

Sermonette - May 21, 2018

Reflecting on the assigned texts for this Sunday, The Day of Pentecost, it occurs to me that this is the day Jesus’ disciples had been waiting for their whole lives. They might not have known that...

 

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