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  • Sermon: Two Coins on the Pledge Card
    November 11, 2018 Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost Mark 12:38-44 It’s curious. Back to back here, we find Jesus saying startling things. First, he criticizes the scribes. We’ve gotten used, over the last few centuries, to reading about Jesus saying harsh things about the religious leadership of his day. I’m sure others said similar things in […]
  • Sermon: And After That
    November 4, 2018 Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost Mark 12:28-34 “After that no one dared to ask him any question.” Really? I’d like to think I’d have lots of questions. This conversation with the scribe comes after a series of attempts by various religious leaders to trap Jesus into some kind of unpopular statement. They’d tried […]
  • Sermon: Let There Be Mercy – Oh, Let There Be Mercy
    October 28, 2018 Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost Mark 10:46-52 “Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me!” This has been a week when cries for mercy have been… legion. Worse, these cries for mercy have been answered with words and actions of mercilessness. 7,000 people have left their homes in Honduras and Guatemala, fleeing the […]
  • Sermon: Jesus Loved Him, Too
    October 14, 2018 Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost Mark 10:17-31 “Jesus, looking at him, loved him.” I don’t know about you, but these words tend to roll past me without getting much of my attention. For one thing, they get followed by something really shocking. For another, I guess I’m accustomed to the idea of Jesus […]
  • Sermon: Children, Come
    October 7, 2018 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Mark 10:2-16 I started last week’s sermon with these words, and they seem like good ones to begin today as well: My goodness, what a week. Are you doing all right? A number of us spent time in the church kitchen, or in a car, or in a […]

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