Sermons from March 2019

The Gospel of Narnia – Beyond the Wardrobe’s Door

Isaiah 55:1-9 When I was a child, I had a special spot in my bedroom.  A place only I could go.  A card table upon which I had placed a large blanket that created a tent and hiding place. The table was my holy place, my refuge, the place I took my dreams and imaginations.  It […]

In the Spirit of St. Patrick

Luke 13:31-35 Today, we celebrate a people of faith with prayer and reflection, not green beer or Irish whiskey.  On St. Patrick’s Day, we embrace the spirituality of Celtic Christians, adventurers of faith, who followed God’s call to share good news in uncharted and dangerous places.  Life was hard for these Celtic pilgrims, but they […]

A Circle of Protection

Luke 4:1-13 I must make a confession today – I like Hallmark movies.  You know the plot – a young man and woman meet, there’s some friction, then they discover they have feelings for each other, a crisis pulls them apart, and then they realize they can’t live without each other, and finally they kiss, […]

Transfigured and Transformed

Luke 9:38-43a In the spiritual world, mountains are identified as holy places. Reaching toward heavens, mountains are places where seekers hear God’s word and receive God’s guidance.  On the mountaintop, Moses met with God and received the Ten Commandments and later viewed the Promised Land of Canaan.  On the mountaintop, Jesus shined like the sun. […]