Monday, October 16, 2017

Sermon Audio 10/15/2017, 19th Sunday after Pentecost A


Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary Year A


Jesus tells a challenging parable about a wedding banquet. How do we let Jesus' words challenge us to follow him more closely? 


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Monday, October 9, 2017

Sermon Audio 10/8/2017, 18th Sunday after Pentecost A


Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary Year A


Jesus' story of murderous tenants feels frighteningly resonant in light of the latest large-scale mass shooting and the other news of the week. How are we to follow Jesus in such a messed-up world? What can we hold on to? 

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Sermon Audio 10/1/2017, 17th Sunday after Pentecost


Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary Year A


Guest preacher C.J. Clark returned to offer a gospel word from Living Water Ministries, our outdoor ministry partner for summer camp and so much more. 

If you want to know why it took a week to publish this one, listen to next week's sermon. 

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Sermon Audio 9/24/2017, 16th Sunday after Pentecost A


Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary Year A


Jesus tells a relatable parable about jealousy and generosity. Where do we find ourselves in this story? 

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Sermon Audio 9/17/2017, 15th Sunday after Pentecost A


Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary Year A


We dig deeper into forgiveness, as Matthew's Gospel leads us beyond simple understandings into the real, complicated experience of forgiveness in our lives.

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This sermon featured three extended quotations, and here are the links to those words. 

Kenneth Wheeler

Pam Marolla


Jiim Bryan - in the comments on Karoline Lewis article. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Sermon Audio 9/10/2017, 14th Sunday after Pentecost A

Lutheran Church of the Savior, Kalamazoo 

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary Year A


Matthew 18:15-20 


Jesus' famous method for dealing with conflict ends with one of his most comforting promises. When we dig deeper, what is Jesus promising to us?


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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sermon Audio 9/3/2017, 13th Sunday after Pentecost A


Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Lectionary Year A


The cross is the symbol of Christianity. Sometimes I forget what that means, but today's Gospel story reminds us that following Jesus leads us where we do not want to go. 


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