Sermons on Luke
Today is Ascension Sunday and we take a look at the account of the recently resurrected Christ being taken up or ascending to heaven. We don’t like to wait, but what if that’s how we become open to blessing?
The story of Jesus on the road to Emmaus guides this Sunday. It’s an account that invites us to contemplate how we live into our understanding of “resurrection” and the role of our “traveling companions” on this sacred journey.
On this 4th Sunday of Advent, we spend time with Mary and Elizabeth, two expectant mothers who encounter one another with love, care and blessing. How do we understand blessings and in what contexts do we experience them?
The angel’s words, “Do not be afraid,” are words that are repeated over and over again throughout scripture. What did Mary make of those words? What do they mean to us as we move through this Advent season? How do we take them to heart and what difference do they make in our own lives that are so often touched by anxiety and fear?
Join Pastor Lesley as we explore the question; what does it mean when we ask God to “Save us from the time of trial.”?
How much is “enough” and what does God want from us when it comes to managing our resources?
Is Jesus still in the habit of inviting himself over for dinner? How might we respond to such an invitation? And how would our response shape our ability and desire to gather at Christ’s table with siblings near and far, like us and very different?
We continue in the Gospel of Luke, a gospel that focuses our attention again and again on our use of resources and our treatment of those in society who are most vulnerable.
Today we spend time with possibly Jesus’ most perplexing parable! Why on earth does Jesus seem to commend the dishonest manager and what is Jesus, along with the gospel writer, Luke, trying to tell us about money, resources and fullness of life?
Today marks the 21st anniversary of 9/11. We lost so many and so much on that day, yet we have a God who searches wholeheartedly for each one.