Sermon – December 1, 2019 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the First Sunday of Advent – December 1, 2019 Romans 13:11-14, Matthew 24:36-44 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. As common as the turkey and the stuffing and the cranberry sauce that we enjoyed this past...

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Sermon – November 24, 2019 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for Christ the King Sunday – November 24, 2019 Luke 23:33-43 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. There’s a reason they called it “the Skull.” Not only is the skull a symbol of death still today, but the hill just...

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Sermon – November 17, 2019 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost – November 17, 2019 Malachi 4:1-2a, 2 Thessalonians 3:16-13, Luke 21:5-19  Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. Everything Jesus talks about in our gospel reading for...

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Sermon – November 10, 2019 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost – November 10, 2019 Job 19:23-27a, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17, Luke 20:27-38 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. These are nice scriptures for us to hear after a...

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Sermon – November 3, 2019 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for All Saints Sunday – November 3, 2019 Ephesians 1:11-23, Luke 6:20-31 Dear saints of God, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. If you go to the Mariners Hall of Fame at T-Mobile Park, you will see people who have won great...

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Sermon – October 27, 2019 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for Reformation Sunday – October 27, 2019 John 8:31-36  This sermon is delivered in character as Martin Luther, who emerges from the “sacristy time machine” to take questions from the congregation.  Guten morgen, guten morgen! It has been a few years since I’ve...

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Sermon – October 13, 2019 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the Eighteen Sunday after Pentecost – October 13, 2019 Luke 17:11-19  Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. A few years ago, Christian author Anne Lamott published a book called, “Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three...

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Sermon – October 6, 2019 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost – October 6, 2019 Luke 17:1-10  Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. About a year ago, an African American man named Botham Jean was eating ice cream in his apartment when...

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Sermon – September 22, 2019 (Audio & Print)

Sermon for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost – September 22, 2019 Luke 16:1-13 Dear friends, grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. One of the great archetypes in all of storytelling is the antihero.  An antihero is a character who is...

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