Monthly Archives: September 2010

The love of money leads to terrible things

Sermon for Pentecost 18(c) Amos 8:4-7  +  Luke 16:1-13  +  1 Timothy 6:6-16 God has something to say to you today about money.  Does that bother you at all?  Money talk in church?  It’s one of those personal areas that … Continue reading

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Like Moses, Like Jesus – The Sinner Has an Advocate

Sermon for Pentecost 17(c) Exodus 32:7-14  +  Luke 15:1-10  +  1 Timothy 1:12-17 Once again, the scene is set for us in today’s Gospel.  The tax collectors – aka those who practiced legalized extortion – and other professional “sinners” were … Continue reading

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Is the gain still worth the loss?

Sermon for Pentecost 16(c) Philippians 3:4b-11  +  Luke 14:25-3  +  Genesis 12:1-8 Are the words of today’s Gospel still ringing in your ears?  “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, … Continue reading

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The Humble Service of the Hebrews

Sermon for Pentecost 15(c) Hebrews 13:1-8  +  Luke 14:1,7-14  +  Proverbs 25:6,7 Our text today is from the letter to the Hebrews, chapter 13.  It’s the last chapter of this deeply theological letter, in which the author – whichever apostle … Continue reading

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