Sermons from February 2019

Sermons from February 2019

Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

Would you be surprised if I told you that I’m often uncomfortable when someone tells me they love me?  Well, I am . . . but not in the way you think.  You see, I’m not talking about love as an honest affirmation.  I’m talking about someone who dislikes or even despises me and who isn’t afraid to tell me so, but then decides to make themselves feel better by concluded the encounter with a reassurance of his or her…

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany “The Lord be with you.”  (And also with you.) Yes!  That’s the answer.  The Lord is with us.  God is with us.  If that’s the only thing you remember from this sermon today, I will have done my job.  The Lord is with you, the Lord is with me – or as is becoming the preferred usage:  God is with you.  God is with me.  God is with us and within us – all of us.…

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany Now, I know it might be stretching it a bit to start using baseball analogies when the Super Bowl was just last week.  But, I want you to imagine this situation. You are playing in a championship baseball game and there are two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.  Your team is ahead by one run, but the opposing team has the bases loaded.  And you are a pitcher.  There are other pitchers in…

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany In 1978, a man named John David, who was a member of the singing group Airwaves, released a song entitled, “You are the New Day.”  The lyrics go, in part, like this: You are the new day. I will love you more than me and more than yesterday If you can but prove to me you are the new day Send the sun in time for dawn Let the birds all hail the morning Love of…