Sermon Remix for Trinity Sunday/Thursday

Preacher's Note: My internship supervisor was fond of saying that, in ministry, one phone call can change your entire day. Case in point: I wasn't planning on preaching at our Thursday evening worship service tonight, but here we are! The original version of this sermon was preached at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Midlothian, IL, …

Continue reading Sermon Remix for Trinity Sunday/Thursday

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 …

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

A Sermon about the Incarnation, Our Bodies, and Being Enough

St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Midlothian 26 August 2018 + Lectionary 21B (Pentecost 14) John 6.56-69, [70-71] Jesus has said a lot of unusual, stunning, even downright shocking things these past five weeks we’ve spent reading our way through John 6: “I am the bread of life.” “I am the living bread that came down from …

Continue reading A Sermon about the Incarnation, Our Bodies, and Being Enough

A Sermon about Being Bread for Each Other

Wicker Park Lutheran Church, Chicago 19 August 2018 + Lectionary 20B (Pentecost 13) John 6.51-58 When I started seminary four years ago, I learned a lot of new words: Eschatological. Pneumatology. Exegesis. Hermeneutics. (Not to mention all the Greek and Hebrew vocabulary I memorized.) It doesn’t really matter if you know what any of those …

Continue reading A Sermon about Being Bread for Each Other

Food, Grace, Abundance: A Sermon for Bread of Life Sunday #1

Lutheran Church of the Cross, Arlington Heights 29 July 2018 + Lectionary 17B (Pentecost 10) John 6.1-21 Last week, I preached a sermon about rest. In the midst of so much busyness and hurry and important but exhausting work, Jesus bids his disciples to come away and rest… And in the midst of our own …

Continue reading Food, Grace, Abundance: A Sermon for Bread of Life Sunday #1