Sermons tagged with ‘Peace’

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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 […]

The Presence of Peace

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The Presence of Peace

The peace Jesus promises isn’t a passive thing done to us or a weapon to enforce conformity. It is the very love of God and it is already here. God brings to life the peace that is already present.  Easter 6C | John 14:23-29 Photo by Anastasiya Lobanovskaya from Pexels Let’s talk about peace. I think we’re tempted to […]

The Back of the Boat

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The Back of the Boat

In the stilling of the storm in Mark 4:35-41, Jesus opens the disciples to the frightening possibility that they were wrong. And it reminds us that Jesus has the same message for us. “Peace. Be still!” The fear Jesus gets his disciples to face is not the storm. It’s change. Proper 7B  |  Mark 4:35-41 […]

This is where the church stands

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We stand here today because this is our work. To stand in the breach. To bridge the gaps and bring peace to a people at war. Not with false offerings of unjust silence, but in waging reconciliation. How to find unity in the church at time we feel so divided Proper 28 At convention this […]

Don’t Run Away

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Don't Run Away

We cannot run from this responsibility to fix the brokenness and bring Shalom (peace) to our community. Bear fruits worthy of repentance! Because if we can’t do it, GOD will find someone else to do it! GOD can make the children of Abraham from these stones! Preparing for GOD means dealing with problems Advent 3C […]

Do

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Jesus’s Departing Prayer Incites a Different Kind of Revolution/Easter 7B/John 17:6−19 Jesus, talking about “the world” seems to be describing the desired action rather than describing the status quo: the culture or people. You sent me, I came, I taught, I send, may you protect them, I sanctified so that they could be sanctified. It […]

The Miracle

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The Nativity and the Christmas Truce / Text: Luke 2:1-10 / Christmas / Photo Credit: From The Illustrated London News of January 9, 1915: “British and German Soldiers Arm-in-Arm Exchanging Headgear: A Christmas Truce between Opposing Trenches” via Wikipedia