Jesus declares all people of equal value in this passage. His world exalted men over women, adults over children, and the rich over the poor. In God’s Kingdom, we are all one flesh and equally valuable.
This sermon explores how the Transfiguration of Jesus provided a glimpse of hope for his disciples as they were about to face a most difficult journey.
God has shown you what is good. to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
Rejection is painful. Much of our energy is spent avoiding it. Jesus encounters rejection in the text this week, Mark 6:1-29. This sermon explores how we can prepare ourselves for the inevitable rejection that will come when we proclaim the Good News that Jesus brought to the world.
What might happen if the church today actually followed Jesus’ instructions when he sent out the disciples in Mark 6:6-13?
Rev. Dr. Karoline Lewis is a pastor and professor of Biblical Preaching at Luther Seminary. In this interview we talk about the purpose of preaching as a performative act in which the word is embodied. The goal of preaching is to join Mary Magdalene in John 20 and say, “I have seen Jesus.”
Have you ever felt like a lost cause, or know someone or something that seems like a lost cause? This sermon explores Mark 4:35-5:20 and how Jesus rescues a man who was the lost cause of his town. The curious part of the story is to see how the townspeople react to it.
Are we willing to do whatever it takes, and no matter what it costs, to include everyone in the Good News?
A sermon on Mark 1:1-20. What did Jesus mean when he said, “Repent and believe the Good News?”