The Full Armor of God

a sermon for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 16)

When Jonathan Daniels died instead of Ruby Sales, he was wearing the full armor of God.  What does it mean to “stand firm” in the face of evil?

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Broom Trees and Bread

a sermon for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 14)

When Elijah was driven out of the court of King Ahab, he fled into the desert.  Tired, hungry and discouraged, he laid down under a broom tree and waited to die.  But God had other plans.

Note:  The original version of this sermon was written by my dear friend and colleague, Pastor Pam Smith, of First Lutheran, Nashville

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One Body

a sermon for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 13)

Since the earliest times,the Church has been walking a delicate balance between the ways of the world and the ways of God. But God is shaping us and forming us to be a reflection of the diversity of the community around us. Not simply for the sake of being a diverse church in the suburbs, but because the fullness of the kingdom of God is only realized through the fullness of the body of Christ.

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