Sermons by Lori Leopold (Page 2)

Sermons by Lori Leopold (Page 2)

Wandering Heart…I’m Fixed Upon It

Today’s scripture passage opens our eyes to the fact that Peter, while he had the right words, didn’t entirely have the right understanding. He was “fixed” on the notion of a Messiah who would free them from Roman rule, but Jesus had other plans. Peter’s experience invites us to reflect on our experience. What happens to us in the face of tough times? How do we hold the reality of suffering, our own or others, alongside a belief in a loving God?

Wandering Heart…Praise the Mount

Today we consider Jesus question, “Who do you say that I am?” along with Simon’s response. This interaction invites us to reflect on our own faith journeys. When have we seen Jesus clearly and how do we speak with conviction about what we know? What we believe?

When Things Go Downhill

How did that mountaintop moment change or equip Jesus and the disciples for what was ahead as Jesus’ path takes a decisive turn toward Jerusalem and the cross? How do moments of light, awe, wonder and glory change and equip us for the ups and downs of life’s journey?

Seeking

Our scripture reading from Mark invites us to reflect on the notion of “seeking.” When and how does “seeking” impede the movement of the Spirit and when and how does it lead us deeper into relationship, light and life?

What Have You to Do With Us?

Our text for this week reveals Jesus as a teacher and an exorcist. A demon asks Jesus this crucial question: “What have you do with us?” Join us as we explore the ways this ancient question has relevance for our lives today.

How Does a Weary World Rejoice? Hope…

On this fourth Sunday in Advent, we explore how music and singing supported “robust hope” for those who came before us, what it does for us today and how those tunes and melodies will support and transform generations still to come.