Sermons tagged with ‘Mary’

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Before Christ is Risen

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Before Christ is Risen

For Christians, the empty tomb is a strange image for Easter — we struggle with what God is actually giving us: the need to wrestle with Jesus’s absence before we can find him present. Mary confronts death before seeing new life Easter  | John 20:1-18 There is more to say than “Christ is Risen!” Not […]

Magnifying God

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There’s a way we turn Mary into a stock character for the plot rather than the key to understanding who Jesus is supposed to be for us.   How Mary helps us better see what God is doing Advent 4B  | Luke 1:26-38 This morning I remind you that it isn’t yet Christmas! The sun […]

New Life

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Lent 5C - New Life

Here Jesus comes and that woman, Mary, who I imagined hitting Jesus’s chest in anger and mourning, whose brother has been brought back from the dead, this Mary, takes a pound of ointment, which is brought in a giant vessel and she is going to wash Jesus’s feet and prepare him for his burial. Mary […]

Little Girl Blessed

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This is GOD! she sings. GOD doesn’t bless in earthly riches. GOD blesses in mercy. Not in wealth, but in food. Not in power, but in being raised out of the dirt. The dead to the world, alive, loved by GOD. Mary and the Revelation of GOD Advent 4C  | Luke 1:39-55 Listen to the […]