Sermons


“All Synched Up”

February 9, 2020 | Matthew 5:13-16; 1 Corinthians 2:1-16  

This morning I’ll begin with Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, then move to Matthew’s gospel to talk about salt and light.  Paul opens this section of his letter by saying:  “When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come to you with lofty words and wisdom.  I decided to know nothing among […]

Blessed are Those Despised

February 2, 2020 | Matthew 5:1-12; I Corinthians 1:17-31

When I was 25 years old, I moved from Tucson, Arizona to the East Coast to begin my new job as a librarian in New York City.  Since I didn’t yet have an apartment in the City, I moved in with my sister and brother-in-law.  He was the pastor of a Hungarian Reformed Church in […]

A Matter of Degrees

March 3, 2019 | Luke 9:22, 28-43; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18

“And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image, from one degree of glory to another.”  What do you see when you look in the mirror every morning?  Does the face looking back at you look like the face […]

“Evicting Unclean Spirit”

January 28, 2018 | I Corinthians 8; Mark 1:21-28

While Jesus was teaching in the synagogue, there was a man with an unclean spirit who recognized him as the Holy One of God and cried out to him saying:  “What have you to do with us?  Have you come to destroy us?”  Rather than call the ushers to throw the guy out so he […]

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