Reverend Dr. William A. Evertsberg

Reverend Dr. William A. Evertsberg

Sermons by Preacher

Facets of Faithfulness, VII: Gentleness

Date: July 21, 2019

Bible Text: Gal 5:22–23; Mic 6:6–8; Mt 11:28–29 |

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   In English, we can talk about ‘a gentle man’—‘gentle’ and ‘man’ with a space between—and we
2019-07-23T13:42:24-05:00

Facets of Faithfulness, VI: Faithfulness

Date: July 14, 2019

Bible Text: Genesis 39:1–6; Galatians 5:22–23 |

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   I think maybe I’ve told you before about Bob Hoag, the senior minister at the church near Philadelphia
2019-07-18T13:25:18-05:00

Facets of Faithfulness, V: Kindness

Date: July 7, 2019

Bible Text: Galatians 5:22‒23; Mark 1:40‒45 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. By contrast, 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   The other day my wife asked me what I was preaching about this Sunday. I said it was
2019-07-16T09:14:42-05:00

Facets of Faithfulness, IV: Patience

Date: June 30, 2019

Bible Text: Galatians 5:22–23; Psalm 103:1–14 |

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  The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will
2019-07-03T11:24:08-05:00

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
2019-06-19T15:14:31-05:00

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,
2019-05-07T10:24:33-05:00

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
2019-04-29T13:19:11-05:00

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
2019-04-18T08:22:44-05:00