OUR SERMONS

They saw his Glory Luke 9:28-36 I was thinking this week of Harold Abrahams.  The movie, Chariots of Fire, told the real-life story of him and Eric Liddell.  They were runners…
While We Were Enemies Romans 5:6-11 Nineteen years ago this past Fourth of July, Veronica and I were in Friday Harbor, down on San Juan Island.  We visited the little…

We Rejoice

July 23, 2017
We Rejoice Romans 5:1-5 This morning we’ll continue our study of Romans by launching into Chapter 5.  Romans 5 begins the second section of Paul’s letter.  In the first four…

Reckoned to Us

July 16, 2017
Reckoned to Us Romans 4:16-25 For my birthday, one of my school friends gave me a recording of the radio broadcast of Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”…
The Father of All Who Believe Romans 4:9-15 We human beings benefit from signs and symbols.  It’s one thing to hold an abstract idea in your head, but it’s another…

Abraham Believed

July 2, 2017
Abraham Believed Romans 4:1-8 I want to begin this morning with a story.  It’s a story found in the early chapters of Frist Maccabees.  The Jews in the church in…
The Great Banquet St. Luke 14:16-24 St. John tells us in our Epistle, “Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth” (1…

Who is Jesus (Part 2)

June 18, 2017

Who is Jesus (Part 1)

June 11, 2017
When the Day of Pentecost Arrived Acts 2:1-11 Pentecost.  I mentioned to someone last week that Pentecost will be here soon and he responded, “Pentecost?  I thought you were an…
Waiting and Working 1 St. Peter 4:7-11 & St. John 15:25-16:4 As I said in the homily this past Thursday, on Ascension Day, the Ascension is sort of the Church’s…
Not One Square Inch Acts 1:1-11 & St. Luke 24:49-53 What’s the significance of the Ascension?  Every year the Church takes us through this cycle during the first half of…

The Law of Faith

May 21, 2017
The Law of Faith Romans 3:27-31 It’s always interesting as you go from one church to another to find yourself sometimes singing familiar hymns to different and unfamiliar tunes.  Often…
To Show God's Righteousness Romans 3:21-26 I was talking with a friend this week about church-related matters.  After he left, a woman who was sitting nearby and who had heard…
None is Righteous Romans 3:9-20 My parents live in a large gated community for seniors.  One of the things we’ve discovered is that you have to really watch out for…
He Breathed on Them St. John 20:10-23 Our Gospel lesson this morning is a powerful lesson about our mission as Jesus’ people in light of his resurrection from the dead. …

Life

April 16, 2017
Life St. John 20:1-20 & Colossians 3:1-4 Alleluia, Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, Alleluia! That’s the Easter acclamation.  That’s the Easter greeting.  But what does it mean?  Sometimes…
Do Not Be Afraid St. Matthew 28:1-10 The Bible is full of all sorts of “thou shalts” and “thou shalt nots”.  It’s full of instructions and commands, but do you…

Faithfulness

April 14, 2017
Faithfulness St. John 19 Good Friday is the pinnacle of the Biblical story.  It’s the point to which everything was moving.  It’s not that it’s the end.  There’s more to…

Love

April 13, 2017
Love St. John 13 In our Gospel this evening we read about Jesus and his disciples in the Upper Room at Passover.  John picks up the story after they had…