Sermons from March 2021

Sermons from March 2021

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The Humble King

The Humble King—–Palm Sunday Zechariah 9:9-10—–March 28, 2021—–Mark 11: 1-11, 14: 1-9 When I was a little kid, I used to have a fantasy that I would someday become King of the World.  As King, I would send out people to hunt down an older kid who had been bullying me so much that I didn’t want to go to school.  And, when they brought this kid before me, forcing him to kneel in humble submission, I would look down…

A New Covenant

A New Covenant—–5th Sunday in Lent Jeremiah 31: 31-34—–March 21, 2021—–John 12: 20-33 Being a PARENT is full of surprises!  I always imagined myself teaching my kids—passing on wisdom and understanding and humor and insight.  But, you know what?!  My kids (and other people’s kids) have taught me!  Today I want focus on one of the things that parenting has taught me about God.  Here it is in a nutshell: God is our loving Father; in love, God carefully lays…
heart in hands

To Save, NOT Condemn

To Save, NOT Condemn—–4th Sunday in Lent Psalm 107: 1-3, 17-22—–Ephesians 2: 1-10—–March 14, 2021—–John 3: 14-21 When I was about 7 years old, I was playing over at a friend’s house.  We were out in the shop with his dad, who was puttering around with an engine.  My friend showed me something really cool—a miniature branding iron that he had made by bending a piece of wire into a shape.  He heated up the brand part in a little…
Bible bread & wine

Christ in the Marketplace

Christ in the Marketplace                 3rd Sunday in Lent 1 Corinthians 1:18-25   March 7, 2021   John 2:13-22 If I had asked you to close your eyes and picture Jesus (at least before hearing today’s Gospel reading), you probably would have pictured him praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, or perhaps surrounded by children as he blessed them, or maybe gently knocking on a door.  You might have pictured him feeding a big crowd, or walking on water.  But, after hearing our…