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03
Jun

Passing the Peace

A sermon preached on June 3rd, 2018 based upon Mark 2:23- 3:6. For this Sunday, the order of worship was changed so that the “Passing of the Peace” occurred after the sermon and before Holy Communion.  When we hear about the Pharisees in the Gospels and their conflicts with Jesus, we tend see them as […]

22
Apr

On Sheep and Shepherds

Filed under: Pastor Jeff’s Sermons — Pastor Jeff at 9:33 pm on Sunday, April 22, 2018 A sermon preached on April 22nd, 2018 – Good Shepherd Sunday – based upon John 10:11-16 and Psalm 23. Human beings have a lot in common with sheep. Sheep don’t think for themselves very well; they just follow the […]

08
Apr

Holy Wounds

Filed under: Pastor Jeff’s Sermons A sermon preached on April 8th, 2018 based upon John 20:19-31. When we try to imagine what the risen Christ looked like, I suspect that we imagine something like this: which is to say a Jesus who has left all pain behind; his body perfectly whole, perhaps like Peter Paul […]

01
Apr

A Heart Healing at the Resurrection Breakfast

Filed under: Pastor Jeff’s Sermons  A sermon preached on April 1, 2018 – Easter Sunday – that is based on the story of Jesus’ appearances in John 21. During the Children’s Sermon I took some time to tell the story of Jesus appearing to Magdalene in John 20:1-18. So the Gospel writer John tells us […]

25
Mar

Learning to think like Jesus

Filed under: Pastor Jeff’s Sermons A sermon preached on March 25th, 2018 based upon Philippians 2:5-11. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of […]

19
Mar

Overcoming the Fear of Death

Filed under: Pastor Jeff’s Sermons A sermon preached on March 19, 2018 based upon John 12:20-33. Our Gospel lesson requires an introduction; otherwise you may find yourself totally lost at sea as you hear it. Part of the reason for this is that this year the lectionary mostly follows Mark’s Gospel, but it makes these […]

04
Mar

The False Self and the True Self

Filed under: Pastor Jeff’s Sermons  A sermon preached on March 4th, 2018 based upon Galatians 2:19b-20 and Mark 8:34-37. “If any want to become my followers,” said Jesus, “let them deny themselves, take up their cross and follow me.”  Last week I talked about these words of Jesus in relationship to his call to forsake […]

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