Sermon: Revelation, Tribulations, and your Easter Joy

5th Sunday of Easter If there’s ever a book of the scriptures that people want explained, which is it? The Book of Revelation. It’s singular, not Revelations plural, but one Revelation, as the book opens by saying: The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must … Read more

Sermon: “One Flesh” Ephesians 5:22-33

13th Sunday after Pentecost – Ephesians 5:22-33 – 2021 Ephesians 5’s teaching on marriage  is a challenge for the church today. There is one phrase that particularly goes against our sinful nature.  “…the two shall become one flesh” Now, we don’t think much of those words. We get hung up on the opening verse of … Read more


John 20: 19-31 When considering the infamous account of “doubting Thomas”, we often skip over the beginning, and focus on questions of why Thomas demanded to see our Lord himself, and refused to accept anything else. To be sure, that is important for us to consider. But it’s far too easy to skip over what … Read more

Palm Sunday 2021

Psalm 118: 19-29 Palm Sunday is one of our most iconic Sundays of the year: the visual of the procession, our Lord on a donkey, children singing, palms being waved and strewn on the path. Perhaps it’s the only time Jesus received praise worthy of a king! We heard earlier from  John’s Gospel that the … Read more

Sermon: 5th Sunday in Lent – Mark 10:32-45

Mark 10:32-45 Whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all.  For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many If we cannot make sense of these … Read more

First Sunday in Lent – B 2021

Water, Wilderness, Kingdom Mark 1: 9-15 In Lent, we tend to focus on Jesus’ work and suffering during Holy Week. But our lessons this morning remind us to consider more broadly what it meant for Jesus to enter human flesh and walk through this world of ours. Jesus would walk a familiar path through the … Read more

Ash Wednesday 2020

Our Lenten Midweek theme, Return From Exile, will have a series of images for us to consider each evening service. Each set of images will have an Old Testament image compared to a New Testament or eternal image. This series was written by one of my Old Testament teachers at the seminary, and he wrote … Read more