Sermon: Have no fear, little flock

Easter 4C sermon 2016 Good Shepherd Sunday John 10:22-30 When I was thirteen years old and about to get confirmed, I called a special meeting with my pastor. “I don’t know if I can do it,” I said. “I don’t know if I can commit to believing that Jesus is God’s Son for the rest […]

Sermon: Breakfast with Jesus

  Easter 3C sermon 2016 John 21:1-19 Grace and peace to you in the name of our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Pulpit pop quiz, my friends! Who can remind us all what last week’s gospel story was? [Doubting Thomas.] Yes indeed! Doubting Thomas. Now, if you will recall, Jesus gets a lot […]

Sermon: Tears and grief and resurrection

Easter 2C sermon 2016 Doubting Thomas   Grace and peace to you in the name of our risen Christ.  Amen. How are you all doing?  I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent a large part of this week recovering.  I love Holy Week, and man, do I love Easter, but if you commit to […]

Easter Sermon: Christ is Risen!

Easter Sermon John 20:1-18 Alleluia!  Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!  Alleluia! … Well, what else do you want to know? Usually sermons build toward something.  It takes a few minutes until we arrive at the “ah-ha!” moment together.  But not today.  Today, the good news is just out there, dancing in the middle […]