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, …

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A Sermon about Rejection and the Persistent Love of God That Breaks Through Anyway (especially when and where we least expect it)

Lutheran Church of the Cross, Arlington Heights 8 July 2018 + Lectionary 14B (Pentecost 7) Mark 6.1-13 Rejection hurts. No one likes being rejected. Because rejection means exclusion. And we’ve all experienced it. Being rejected goes back as far as we have memory: Being excluded from the “cool kids” lunch table. Being chosen last for …

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Love Is the Way: A Sermon for the Feast of the Holy Trinity

St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Midlothian 27 May 2018 + The Holy Trinity John 3.1-17 This is a weird day. In the first place, it’s the day before Memorial Day — but that’s not the weird part. It’s weird because Memorial Day always feels like a strange weekend in the church, often marked by a noticeable …

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