Sermon Archive

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

Image of God, V: The Birth of Hope

Date: May 13, 2018

Bible Text: 1 Samuel 1 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.  Hannah named him Samuel, for she said, ‘I have asked him of the Lord.’—1 Samuel 1:20   Prayer:  Holy One, we pray for you to settle our hearts and minds so we may hear your truth.  Bless this reading from your holy word and the

Image of God, IV: The Kindness of Children

Date: May 6, 2018

Bible Text: Luke 10:25–37 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.he asked Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbor?’ —Luke 10:29 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the Law?” Jesus replied. “How do

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, III: The First

Date: April 22, 2018

Bible Text: Genesis 21:8–21 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.  So Abraham rose early in the morning, and took bread and a skin of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, along with the child, and sent her away. And she departed, and wandered about in the wilderness of

Image of God II: The Sacrament

Date: April 15, 2018

Bible Text: Ruth 1:16–18; Mark 2:1–12 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.  But Ruth said, ‘Where you die, I will die—there will I be buried. May the Lord do thus and so to me, and more as well, if even death parts me from you!’ —Ruth 1:17   ​​There are probably a thousand stories about friendship in

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