A Sermon about the Reign of God (and Queen Elizabeth)

St. Philip Lutheran Church25 September 2022 + Lect. 26c (Pentecost 16)Luke 16.19-31Rev. Josh Evans Very few things will get me out of bed at 4:30 in the morning: A fire alarm.A sudden crash of thunder as intense as though lightning struck my own roof.My cats knocking something over in the next room. This past Monday, …

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Marriage Story

St. Philip Lutheran Church24 July 2022 + Lect. 17c (Pentecost 7)Hosea 1.2-10Rev. Josh Evans “What I love about Nicole,” the letter begins. “She makes people feel comfortable about even embarrassing things. She really listens when someone is talking… She always knows the right thing to do when it comes to difficult family [stuff]… She is …

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Yes and No

St. Philip Lutheran Church17 July 2022 + Lect. 16c (Pentecost 6)Amos 8.1-12; Luke 10.38-42Rev. Josh Evans It’s hard to say no: to that second piece of cake, to “just one more” episode of your latest Netflix binge before bed, to taking on another volunteer role when you have been so kindly asked. It’s especially hard …

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Fed Up

St. Philip Lutheran Church10 July 2022 + Lect. 15c (Pentecost 5)Amos 7.7-17; Luke 10.25-37Rev. Josh Evans You know the feeling: Enough is enough. Maybe you’re overwhelmed with work or household chores. Or maybe you’re someone who has raised children or grandchildren. You’re exasperated. You’re tired. Your patience is running thin. It’s just…too much. You’re fed …

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