Never Alone

St. Philip Lutheran Church26 September 2021 + Lectionary 26b (Pent. 18)Numbers 11.4-6, 10-16, 24-29; James 5.13-20Rev. Josh Evans “I’m not really that kind of Christian,” admits Episcopal priest Winnie Varghese. “I like a chanted service, incense, and a script.” But asking someone to pray for her and giving her concerns over to someone else to …

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A Sermon about Rocks, Stumbling Blocks, and Rejecting Racism

St. Philip Lutheran Church30 August 2020 + Lectionary 22AMatthew 16.21-28Rev. Josh Evans, preaching You’ve heard it said: “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.” It’s the rallying cry of thrift store connoisseurs and garage sale aficionados. I’ve been to enough of them myself to know. If that’s true, then the opposite must also be true: …

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A Sermon about the Community We Least Expect (but Most Need)

Unity Lutheran Church + Cross of Life Campus7 July 2019 + Lectionary 14C2 Kings 5.1-14, (15-19a); Luke 10.1-11, 16-20Rev. Josh Evans, preaching If “healing stories in the Bible” were a Family Feud category, survey says… the story of Naaman probably isn’t on the board. Which is a shame. Because it’s such a fascinating story. So …

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