Sermons on The Gospel
Deacon Veronica Galas explores crossroads in our life and from 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 and Matthew 4:12-23. What would it be like for us to love our neighbor; through collorborative. legistlative, political decisions and collective compromise, value based, not as lobbyists but as advocates for humanity. Bishop Michael Curry
Father Jeff compares the Time of Herod and the Shepherd of Israel as the magi (hundreds of them?!) come to visit. We begin with Isaiah 60:1-6. We have a different reading of Matthew 2:1-12 that linked here in the recording as part of the Godly Play exhibition of the Gospel. Below is a portion of the poem Kindness and a trailer for The Two Popes movie that Father Jeff shared in the message Before you learn the tender gravity of…
Father Jeff reveals the secret of reading aloud the genealogy of Jesus, as we look at how Joeseph answers a big question and how we line up with his lineage. We begin with a reading from Isaiah 7:10-16 and Matthew 1:18-25 .
Rev. Eric Heidecker examines the coming of Jesus looking at Matthew 24:36-44 click the reference to read or listen in the recording. This week’s audio is not as good as we would like it. We lost the last part of the message this week. Someone turned on a fan at a microphone and the end times came sooner than expected. Very Advent. Pray for the audio folks.
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
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.
Father Jeff talks about how Jesus signs up for God’s plan of mending all that is broken. You can read the scripture by clicking on the scripture references here: Nehemiah 8:1-10 and Luke 4:14-21 or listen to the gospel in our recording.