Sermons from March 2019

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Fourth Sunday of Lent: 3/31/2019

Lent 4 Yr C

David in Psalm 32: Happy are they whose transgressions are forgiven.Paul in Cor: “From now on… there is a new creation; everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” Christ offers us new life.Jesus: tells of the disrespectful, arrogant, wayward son who comes home, forgiven.This rich Gospel story is called the parable of the prodigal son; but it has a lot to say about the older son, and certainly about the father. The Pharisees and the teachers of the law were muttering about Jesus, because he welcomed sinners and ate with them.  They thought that he was doing a bad job of being a teacher. He was hanging out with the wrong crowd; he was socializing with bad people.

Third Sunday of Lent: 3/24/2019

Lent 3 Yr C

Moses saw the burning bush that was not consumed. God was sending him to Pharoah to set free the people of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Moses knew the power of Pharaoh, and the great danger he would be flirting with by taking on this assignment. “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh?” But God assured him that he would not be alone. God would give him what he needed.

Last Sunday after Epiphany: 3/3/2019

Epiphany Last Yr C

Moses veiled his face to avoid scaring the people.  Even though this was a ‘reflection’ of God’s glory, the people felt fear from being so close to the power and glory of God. Years later, Jewish rabbis gave a name to the manifestations of God’s presence: the Shekinah – God’s visible presence – proof of God ‘dwelling’ among us.