Sermons by Lori Leopold (Page 3)
Neighbors…they can be a joy and/or a struggle! This Sunday we are spending time with one of Jesus’ most well known parables, the parable of the Good Samaritan.
Today’s passage gives us the opportunity to reflect on what it means for us to “follow Jesus,” and how that takes shape in unique ways in each of our lives.
Our Gospel reading is the account of “Legion,” a man occupied by many demons. We explore this fascinating text, digging in a little deeper to find ways that this passage intersects with our lives..
Join us on Sunday as we explore these passages that remind us of the divine vision that guides, encourages and inspires us.
Peter’s world was turned upside down when he realized the Holy Spirit was pushing and expanding the boundaries of their faith community in order to include those who had previously been adversaries.
This week we spend time with the only woman in the Bible who is named as a disciple…Tabitha. (Also known as Dorcas.) (Which can be translated gazelle!) Tabitha was well known in the community for her charitable spirit and good works supporting widows and the poor.
Paul went from being early Christianity’s biggest threat to being its biggest proponent, following an unexpected and life-changing encounter with the risen Christ. We may not match the high drama of Paul’s story, but what can we learn about how God transforms individual identity and uses us as instruments in God’s unfolding story?
It’s Jesus’ first post-resurrection appearance. The disciples, understandably afraid, were holed up, locked inside, unsure and uncertain about what would happen next. Jesus came to them, showed them his wounds and breathed the Holy Spirit upon them. Bring your hope, fear, doubts, struggles…bring it all and come as you are!
We have been intentional this Lent in our exploration of what it means to be “filled to the brim” and to lean into the abundant and expansive life to which God calls us. There is no day that “overflows” with God’s love and grace more than Easter.
Good Friday marks the day when hate and fear did their worst…the day of Jesus’ crucifixion. On this day of grief and sorrow, we will gather with one another, in God’s care, to remember Jesus’ death on a cross.