Creation’s Resurrection Call (Earth Day)

Creation’s Resurrection Call (Earth Day) Holy Week with its breathless drama is over. We are finding our way through the Easter season. Still we feel the glow of resurrection warming our hearts. So, where do we go from here? Resurrection is exhausting because it...

In Terror and Amazement

In Terror and Amazement Mark 16:1-8 Traumatized by the brutal end on Good Friday the disciples and friends of Jesus must have still been overwhelmed by the tragedy and trauma of Friday’s events. This must have felt, not only like an overwhelming end of Jesus’ life but...

Creative Insecurity

Creative Insecurity March 16, 2003 • Mark 8:31-38 Many of us are folks who are well established in our relationships, in our careers or we may be enjoying a post-career life. Some are in a comfortable routine following the seasons of life. The years come and go, and...

Lost and Found

Lost and Found Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 I found this on the internet. “We were sitting in church a few weeks ago while the minister delivered a sermon on the prodigal son. When he got to the point where the father sees his son returning and races out to meet him, the...

Salvation

“Salvation” —   Psalm 80:7-11; Luke 13:6-9 Psalm 80 is a call for deliverance—a cry for help. What is asked of God?—salvation. “God-of-the-Angel-Armies, come back! Smile your blessing smile: It will be our salvation.” This Psalm was used in worship at two...

Interruptions on the Road to Jerusalem

Psalm 27 (selected verses); Luke 13:22 & 31-35 SERMON            Interruptions on the Road to Jerusalem We are making our way through Lent, travelling with Jesus and his disciples on their journey to Jerusalem. In the preceding two Sundays we experienced firstly,...