Reverend Dr. William A. Evertsberg

Reverend Dr. William A. Evertsberg

Sermons by Preacher

Facets of Faithfulness, II: Joy

Date: June 16, 2019

Bible Text: Galatians 5:1–26 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. —Galatians 5:22–23   Near the end of his terse powerful missive to the Churches of Galatia, St. Paul gives us a little

A Theology of Cats

Date: May 5, 2019

Bible Text: Psalm 104:14–30 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.   The young lions roar for their prey, seeking their food from God.  —Psalm 104:21   Benjamin Britten was born in Suffolk County of the United Kingdom on November 22, 1913, which is of course St. Cecilia’s Day, and she is the patron saint of music,

A Wideness in God’s Mercy, VIII: Crimes Beyond Forgiveness

Date: April 18, 2019

Bible Text: Luke 22:39, 47–62 |

Click here to listen to this meditation. I love the way the Gospels interweave the stories of Judas and Peter in the last hours of Jesus’ life. It’s like watching one of those post-modern, fractured-narrative movies or television shows where the scenes follow first one character and then another as they trace

A Wideness in God’s Mercy, VII: Is Christianity an Answer to a Question Nobody Is Asking?

Date: April 14, 2019

Bible Text: Psalm 31:9–16; Luke 23:44–49 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” Having said this, he breathed his last. When the centurion saw what had taken place, he praised God and said, “Certainly this man was innocent.”   —Luke 23:46–47   Do

The Wideness in God’s Mercy, V: Forgiving God

Date: March 31, 2019

Bible Text: Mark 15:33‒39; Psalm 22 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.   At three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” —Mark 15:34 This morning I want to talk about forgiving God. Does that phrase make sense: forgiving God? In