Sermons on Luke
Father Jeff explores the upside-down world of Jesus with a dramatic reading, scriptural background, and a story about a rabbi who wants to know how to tell when the night ends. Our readings from Jeremiah 23:1-6 and Luke 23:33-43 are read aloud in the recording. Father Jeff shares an excerpt from The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms in our sermon today… Stop Shouting, Nina. Only the Voice of God gets to use ALL CAPS. Kelly Harms in…
We hear from a participant in C.I.R.C.L.E.S. about her journey out of poverty and despair as an embodiment of the coming age “where all people have what they need, (not what necessarily what they want), …to live full and productive lives as citizens of the globe”, (Father Jeff). Our gospel Luke 21:5-19 is linked here and included in the recording. Every mother does what she can with what she knows…what she thinks is best for you. Maria from C.I.R.C.L.E.S. Initative
The Reverend Trudy Erquiaga, Priest in Charge at Holy Trinity in Fallon, reads from The Next Place by Warren Hansen about how heaven is a different place. The first step in listening, learning, and changing is to see that difference is not dangerous. The second is to be happy and willing to live with uncertainity. And the third is to rejoice in ambiguity and to embrace it. Esther de Waal Out audio challenges begin this Sunday and continue into 2020.…
Lord…Protect Me From Myself A prayer gift from Father Jeff Prayer as connection and community is our topic today. Our scriptures on All Saints are Daniel 7:1-3,15-18 and Luke 6:20-31 are linked at the references and included in the recording. I bind unto myself today The strong Name of the Trinity, …. Against all Satan’s spells and wiles, Against false words of heresy, Against the knowledge that defiles, Against the heart’s idolatry, Against the wizard’s evil craft, Against the death…
Pam Ertel talks about being faithful in small things with 3rd graders, in her life, and with St. Peter’s. Some of the faithful ways are linked below. We didn’t get a recording of the scripture today but you can read it by clicking on this reference: Luke 16:19–31 Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? from “The Summer Day” by Mary Oliver
Reverend Eric talks about his love relationship with the Bible. Our Gospel reading from Luke 15:1-10 is included in the recording and can be read here
Rev. Eric talks about Philemon and reads the whole book to demonstrate how to read the Bible in context. Our reading from Philemon and the gospel, Luke 14:25-33 are included in the recording. Philemon can be read here and the Luke reading can be found here.
Reverend Eric tells about empathy, remembering how is the creator of the gardens we tend. The reading from Luke 14:1,7-14 is included in the recording and can be read here. Rev. Eric also reads from Hebrews 13:1-16 and can be read here.
Rev. Eric Heidecker talks about the use of scripture then and now in understanding the Sabbath and life. Our Gospel Luke 13:10-17 is included at the beginning of the recording and the Old Testament reading of Isaiah 58:9b-14 is read at the end.
The kind of transformation that we are invited to partake in with God and God’s people requires being in proximity with people, a close relationship with folks over time. The scripture is from Luke 9:28-36
Father Jeffery Paul looks at the woes of the Prosperity Gospel. Our scripture reference is: Luke 6:17-26
Father Jeff reveals there are no cliffs in Nazareth. He talks about the difference between collective memory and recorded history. At the end of the recording, there are some comments and questions that have been skipped because the congregation cannot be heard, we were able to keep Father Jeff’s responses. You can read the scripture by clicking on the scripture references here: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 and Luke 4:21-30 or listen to the gospel in our recording below.