Into the Deep: A Sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Unity Lutheran Church + Christ the King Campus10 February 2019 + Fifth Sunday after Epiphany (Lectionary 5C)Luke 5.1-11; Isaiah 6.1-8Rev. Josh Evans, preaching When I was growing up, my grandparents had a large pond in their backyard, and my grandpa was fond of catch-and-release fishing — a hobby he tried to get me into. I …

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A Sermon about a Fiery Prophet, a Revolutionary Baby, and a Love That Will Not Give Up

Unity Lutheran Church + Cross of Life Campus3 February 2019 + Presentation of Our LordMalachi 2.17—3.5; Luke 2.22-40Rev. Josh Evans, preaching Merry Candlemas! Yes, Candlemas. It’s a unique, often overlooked day on the liturgical calendar, and yet one of the oldest feast days in the church’s long history. Candlemas lands on the 40th day of …

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A Sermon about a Boatload of Wine, God’s Vision of Abundant Life, and Living in Relationship

Unity Lutheran Church + Christ the King Campus20 January 2019 + Second Sunday after Epiphany (Lectionary 2C)John 2.1-11Rev. Josh Evans, preaching How did I not join Costco sooner?! Packages of toilet paper as big as your bathtub — I’ve still got a handful of rolls from one I bought in June — and food in …

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A Sermon about How Good News Spreads to the Most Unlikely Characters

Ahh, last but not least in this week's installment of Josh Catches Up on Posting Sermons: This is the first sermon preached for the Christ the King campus and my second sermon overall preached at Unity. Sadly, CTK doesn't (currently) have the technological capability to record audio or video of sermons, so this is one …

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A Sermon about Lingering in (ALL) the Holy Days of Christmas

For those playing along at home, this is sermon catch-up post #3 of 4! It also inches ever closer to bringing us up to the present day. The sermon below, for the First Sunday of Christmas, is the first sermon I preached at the Cross of Life campus of Unity Lutheran Church, a two-campus worshipping …

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A Sermon about St. Óscar Romero, Matthew Shepard, and the Whole Communion of Saints

This sermon marked the end of the summer/fall of itinerant preaching in Chicago, and I can't imagine a better place to have spent it than preaching and presiding among the saints at Wicker Park Lutheran Church, a place so dear to me and my eleven years in Chicago(land) for so many reasons.Incidentally, this sermon was …

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