Sunday, August 7, 2022

Follow the Recipe

 

One never knows what will inspire the preacher.   The writer of Hebrews talks about faith and Bill Burr talks about baking on YouTube's Hot Ones.   There are some comparisons. 

https://soundcloud.com/user-947067404/220807-9th-sun-after-pentecost

IMAGE CREDIT

Bill Burr on Hot Ones.  Image uploaded to Facebook by All Things Comedy on November 18, 2018.


Sunday, July 31, 2022

Pfffft!

 

One of those days when I really was not sure what I was going to preach about.   I call those days "flying by the seat of the Holy Spirit".   When the sermon works, I cannot take any credit, so I just give a prayer of thanks.

You can hear the sermon here.

https://soundcloud.com/user-947067404/220731-8th-sun-after-pentecost


IMAGE CREDIT

Cain slaying Abel, c. 1609  by Peter Paul Rubens. The image is public domain and was found at commons.wikimedia.org.

The Cain & Abel story was not one of the readings.   If you want to familiarize yourself in it, it's in Genesis 4. 

Sunday, July 24, 2022

There ARE Better Ways to Pray!

 

We do we struggle with our prayers?   Our Lord told us how to pray.   Because the Lord's Prayer we use in worship is a combination of the version found in Luke and Matthew with a doxology added on early in the Christian Tradition, this sermon morphed into a sermon on that rather than the text only from Luke.   

That's okay with me.    

https://soundcloud.com/user-947067404/220724-7th-sun-after-pentecost

IMAGE CREDIT

The Lord’s Prayer, c. 1890 by James Tissot, The Brooklyn Museum has the original in its collection and declares the image to be public domain. The image was found at commons.wikimedia.org.


Sunday, July 17, 2022

"Don't be a Martha" Is NOT the Lesson Here

 

Poor Martha, she takes a lot of grief from the readers of the story. 

Here is my take on this Luke 10 story.


 https://soundcloud.com/user-947067404/220717-6th-sun-after-pentecost

IMAGE CREDIT

Christ in the home of Mary and Martha, 1600, by El Greco. Image is public domain and found at commons.wikimedia.org.


Sunday, July 10, 2022

A Familiar Midrash. "Mid-what?!?"


We missed last week because my recorder ran out of juice.   Here's the most recent:


https://soundcloud.com/user-947067404/220710-5th-sun-after-pentecost


IMAGE CREDIT

The Good Samaritan, undated, from Harold Copping in MeisterDrucke. Image is public domain and found at commons.wikimedia.org.


Sunday, June 26, 2022

Keep Your Eyes on the Prize

 

This was a fun one!  My sermon on Luke 9:51- 62 (recorded) with references to Galatians 5:1, 13-25 and 1 Kings 19: 15-16, 19-21 (not recorded).

I got to make truck sounds from the pulpit! 


IMAGE CREDIT

Ploughing in Taminadu, 2012, by Thamizhpparithi Maari. Used with permission of Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0. Image found at commons.wikimedia.org.



Sunday, June 19, 2022

The Dreaded "E" Word (Not Exorcism)

 


Here is a link to my June 19 sermon audio.

 

https://soundcloud.com/user-947067404/220619-2nd-sun-after-pentecost-1


IMAGE CREDIT

Exorcism of the Gerasene, 2016 by Sant'Apollinare Nuov-Ravenna.  Used with permission of Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0.  Image found at commons.wikimedia.org.