Sermons tagged with ‘discipleship’

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Interpretation

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Interpretation

Jesus decries our reluctance to see what’s wrong with our world. Not because we can’t see it. But because we refuse to do what we need to do. Jesus and the gathering storm clouds Proper 15C | Luke 12:49-56 Photo by Moritz Böing from Pexels Jesus just opened up a can, didn’t he? And what is supposed to happen […]

When Freedom Knocks

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When Freedom Knocks

Jesus gives us a response to the questions of our time. In the face of fear and confusion, he offers something clear: a world to transform. And you’re too afraid to answer Proper 14C | Luke 12:32-40 Photo by nappy from Pexels When somebody says “Do not be afraid,” my first response is Wait, should I be? I want […]

Making Peace

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Making Peace

In Luke 10, Jesus sends the disciples out to proclaim peace. We’d rather avoid the truth: that some people we like don’t want to hear it. Jesus sends us out to make peace not justify our hate Proper 9C | Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 Photo by Artem Beliaikin @belart84 from Pexels Even after a cascading series of mistakes, Jesus trusts […]

Consumed by Hate

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Consumed by Hate

In Luke 9:51-62, the disciples continue to misunderstand what Jesus is showing them: God’s love isn’t transactional. It restores us all. satisfaction and the justice of God Proper 8C | Luke 9:51-62 Photo by Dominika Roseclay from Pexels “Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?” Let’s take a moment […]

Love Ambassadors

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Love Ambassadors

The power in the story of the man healed of so many demons is not simply that he finds someone to love him. It’s that he becomes a multiplier of love. receiving God’s love to give it away Proper 7C | Luke 8:26-39 When you walk into this room, I always wonder what you’re thinking […]

Definitely, Peter

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Definitely Peter

What Jesus told them to do was follow him. Instead, 7 disciples went to the beach. Jesus reminds them their work is building community. When Jesus sees right through the fishing distraction Easter 3C | John 21:1-19 We’re at the beach. I really don’t know why. It’s all pretty disorienting. This morning, John drops us off […]

The Story

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The Story

In returning to the beginning of the story, we come to see how Jesus got here, how we got here, and what we’re called to about it. Easter invites us to remember the beginning Easter | Luke 24:1-12 Photo by Eric Sanman from Pexels Way back at the beginning, we learned about this old couple. Zechariah and Elizabeth. Zechariah […]

Looking For Jesus

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In the resurrection story, we get an Easter image as confounding as it is hopeful. Not only that Jesus is risen, but we still never expect it. among the living and not the dead Great Vigil of Easter | Luke 24:1-12 Photo by Porapak Apichodilok from Pexels Disciples are taught to follow their rabbi. Literally. They walk, you walk […]

Before they walk in

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Before they walk in

In Luke 19, we get a disturbing image that casts Jesus in a whole new light. That is if we haven’t been listening up until now. a love that transcends revolution Palm Sunday | Luke 19 When the gospel reading begins as this one does: “After telling a parable to the crowd at Jericho, Jesus went […]

Facing Foxes

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Facing Foxes

The problem is us, not logic. Jesus invites us into a new world of mercy based in nonviolent relationships and we’d rather kill it. Jesus and our own human journey to Jerusalem Lent 2C | Luke 13:31-35 I love Ash Wednesday. It comes like a shot of adrenaline to me. I’m zapped awake to my […]