Reverend Dr. William A. Evertsberg

Reverend Dr. William A. Evertsberg

Sermons by Preacher

Image of God, IX: Running to Meet Them

Date: June 17, 2018

Bible Text: Luke 15:11–32 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.  While the runaway was yet far off, his father ran to meet him, and welcomed him home.  —Luke 15:20   In this sermon series called Image of God, Jo and Katie and I have been thinking with you about what it means to be the

Image of God, VII: Not Good

Date: June 3, 2018

Bible Text: Genesis 2:4–24 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.’ —Genesis 2:18 There are two versions of the creation story at the very beginning of our Bible. We looked at

Flights of Angels Sing Thee to Thy Rest

Date: April 29, 2018

Bible Text: Revelation 14:13; 21:1–6 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.  And I heard a voice from heaven saying, ‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord, for they rest from their labors, and their works do follow them.’ —Revelation 14:13   A requiem mass is probably the most serious music in the western repertoire. 

Image of God, I: Mine Eyes Have Seen

Date: April 8, 2018

Bible Text: John 20:19–29 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.  Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, I will not believe.   —John 19:25   I have a favorite disciple. Do you have a favorite disciple?  My favorite is St. Andrew, St. Peter’s little brother: the patron saint of evangelists everywhere, because

April’s Fool

Date: April 1, 2018

Bible Text: Matthew 27:57–61; 28:1–10 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.  The next day, that is, after the day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate and said, “Sir, we remember what that impostor said while he was still alive, ‘After three days I will rise again.’  —Matthew 27:62–63   So, did

Famous Last Words, VI: What Is Finished?

Date: March 18, 2018

Bible Text: John 19:25–30 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.  When Jesus had received the wine, he said, ‘It is finished.’  —John 19:30   “It is finished” is always the sixth of Jesus’ seven last words from the cross.  It’s important to finish well.  In Connecticut, Mary Fike was my next-door neighbor.  At the time

Famous Last Words, V: I Thirst

Date: March 11, 2018

Bible Text: John 19:28–34 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.  When Jesus knew that all was now finished, he said 'I am thirsty.'  —John 19:28   St. John famously launches his rollicking little Jesus biography like this: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He

Famous Last Words, IV: Dereliction

Date: March 4, 2018

Bible Text: Mark 15:33–39; Psalm 22 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.  My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?    —Mark 15:34   For the last 1,800 years, the Christian Church has taught that Jesus verbalized seven discrete sayings while he was dying on the cross, but to get to that shapely, satisfying, sacred seven, the