A Sermon about Being Cast Out (and Where God Is)

St. Philip Lutheran Church11 October 2020 + Lectionary 28AMatthew 22.1-14Rev. Josh Evans, preaching During sophomore year at Lutheran High School North, part of our curriculum included a New Testament class. When it came to parables, we would be taught how to “interpret” them - which meant, more or less, assigning real-life roles to the various …

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A Sermon about How the Kingdom of God Is Like an Invasive Species

Lutheran Church of the Cross, Arlington Heights 17 June 2018 + Lectionary 11B (Pentecost 4) Mark 4.26-34 When I was growing up, I remember this giant turquoise planter in my grandma’s backyard, nestled right in the corner of the fence. Every year, it would blossom into the most gorgeous morning glories. They never just grew …

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