How do you feel about your family? I’ve been thinking about the topic of family this week for three reasons: First, I’m preaching about it this week in our summer series The Good Life. Second, it is Father’s Day on Sunday and it would be nice to get our family together to honor my Dad. […]
I preach regularly at Grace Lutheran Church in Andover, MN. these are the sermons, audio files, illustrations, and doodles I’ve created to proclaim the good news!
Next week I will preach on the Family as part of our summer series: The Good Life. This is a vast topic, and a controversial and/or painful one for many. What is a family? Is there a ‘Biblical model’ for the family? What do I do if my family is toxic? What if I don’t […]
Our summer worship series is called “The Good Life.” Here is the blurb from the sermons page (visit this page to catch all the sermon audio): This summer we focus on the reality of life. As humans, we are born with an impulse to make sense of life. What, then, is a good life? It […]
This is the second sermon in a three-week mini series from the Narrative Lectionary on Galatians 3:1-9, 23-29. Paul supports his argument that we are justified by faith and not by the works of the Law by looking at God’s Promise to Abraham in Genesis 12. Through faith we are one in Christ. We are […]
This is part one in a three-week mini series on Galatians from the Narrative Lectionary. The text is Galatians 1:13-17, 2:11-21 where Paul establishes that salvation is not dependent upon the Works of the Law, but on the faith of Jesus Christ. View the PowerPoint Read the Manuscript A couple weeks ago I had the […]
This is more than a single sermon. It was a retelling of God’s story of Promise and Redemption throughout scripture. It was also the last time I spoke at Grace Lutheran Church. Thank you, Grace, for a fruitful season of ministry, 2010-2017. Follow along with the PowerPoint… view the images in this post.
This morning I decided to rough out some images to help me illustrate the sweeping story of God’s Promise of Redemption as we read through them tomorrow night at the Easter Vigil. The true Vigil reads through twelve stories and lasts from sundown to sunrise, then concludes with a sunrise baptism service. We simply do […]
Jesus said to Zacchaeus, “Today, Salvation has come this house.” What does that mean? How can there be salvation before Jesus died on the cross? This sermon reframes the Zacchaeus story in a missional imagination. View the PowerPoint Read the Manuscript Salvation. That’s a really churchy word that we use a lot. To be saved. […]
View the PowerPoint Read the Manuscript Marley was dead, to begin with. Old Marley was as dead as a doornail. These are the opening lines to what classic story? A Christmas Carol. My favorite version of this story is the audio book, read by Patrick Stewart. It’s fabulous. We all know the story. Jacob Marley […]
This sermon looks at Luke 10:25-42 from the Narrative Lectionary. It brings the story of the Good Samaritan and the story of Mary and Martha together to explore a key theme in the Gospel of Luke. There are two kinds of people: those who listen to Jesus and those who are distracted. What are the […]