Sermons from August 2018

Sermons from August 2018

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost A young man was invited to a party one day. The host filled his pool with sharks. In the middle of the party, the host called his guests to the pool and announced, “If any young man will jump into this pool and swim to the other side, he can have one of three things: my ranch, a million dollars, or my daughter in marriage.” At the other end of the pool, there was a commotion;…

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Today’s gospel lesson contains a familiar and earthy metaphor for our spiritual life as Christians, which is “eating the bread of heaven.”  For me, this metaphor brings to mind my mother and my sister—because both of them have vocations associated with food and nutrition; my sister is a dietitian.  So, what does it mean for us to ‘eat the bread of heaven?’  We know what it means to eat, physically.  To eat something, physically, we spend…

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost There is a story that I would like to share with you this morning Because I believe that it is a story about the bread of life of which Jesus speaks in today’s gospel passage. If you happened to have been in church last Sunday then you heard the beginning of the story to which today’s reading from the same John Chapter Six is a sequel.  Everyone enjoys a sequel—it imbues one with a sense of…