Sermon for Reformation Sunday 2015

S. Reformation.15 “You’re With Him on Lawyers, Guns, Money; Why Not Truth?” John 8:31-36 What is the Reformation, anyway? Nearly everyone agrees: Martin Luther had a huge role to play in the thing, and those 95 theses he posted on the University Bulletin Board on the Castle

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Sermon for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost 2015

S. Pentecost 20.15 “Judo Master Jesus” Mark 10:17-22 It’s dangerous, asking Jesus questions, as we saw last week. He has a way of turning our questions against us, like a judo master, using our aggression to flip us over His shoulder. Ask Jesus a question, and you’ll

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Sermon for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost 2015

S. Pentecost 19.15 “Questions, Questions” Mark 10:2-16 Questions, questions. People are always bombarding Jesus with questions. Probably we are some of those people. And we tend to focus somewhat obsessively on His answers, without realizing that the question you ask tends to determine the answer to a

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