Monthly Archives: February 2016

Blessed is He Who Comes Rejected

Lent 2C: Luke 13:31-35, Jer. 26:8-15, Phil. 3:17-4:1 If you listened closely to the appointed scripture readings for today, the 2nd Sunday in Lent, there is a line in each reading that intimately connects them together.  The prophet Jeremiah speaks … Continue reading

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Suffering Before Glory

Transfiguration C: Also check out the Gospel reading accompanied by handbells! The glory of the LORD is a frightful glory. Few have seen it, and even they caught only a glimpse of it. Moses saw it, or at least the … Continue reading

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Getting a Little Preachy

Epiphany 4C: Jeremiah 1:4-10, Luke 4:31-44 “Don’t preach to me,” we say when someone speaks definitively, especially if it doesn’t fit our preconceived notions.  Or when one speaks for a long period of time we say they are getting preachy. … Continue reading

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Two Hearings of the Word

Epiphany 3C: Nehemiah 8:1-10, Luke 4:16-30 There are but two hearings of the Word of God – faith and unbelief. There is no middle ground. No cool, detached critical view high up in the bleachers. It is either faith or … Continue reading

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