Sermon for Easter Sunday 2016

S. Easter Sunday.16 “The Difference Between Believing and Marveling” Luke 24:1-12 Someone asked me a very good question about our Old Testament reading last week. He said: “If this is heaven, how come people are dying at all, even at 100?” I asked why he thought it

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Sermon for the 5th Sunday in Lent 2016

S. Lent 5.16 “Stories” Luke 20-9-20 It was probably never a very good plan. Does it sound good to you? Let’s think on this for a minute: you’re in the wine business. You’ve leased this vineyard (at excellent terms—a little sample of the mature wine) and it

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Sermon for the 4th Sunday in Lent 2016

S. Lent 4.16 “Prodigals” Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 This is a riotously popular parable, especially with modern Americans; and I’ve never understood why… Because it violates the cardinal rule of modern American society, at least the upper end of that society—never invade capital! This is actually a British

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