Come, Follow Me (a sermon on Mark 10:17-31)

God’s grace and peace be with all of you. There are a lot of differences among Christians on all sorts of things. How we worship, what we teach, how we make decisions, who is allowed to lead—these matters look very different in a Lutheran church compared to a Baptist church, a Catholic parish or a … Continue reading Come, Follow Me (a sermon on Mark 10:17-31)

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Eat the Body of Christ (a sermon on John 6)

God’s grace and peace be with all of you. Our gospel reading today comes from John chapter 6, which is one long continuous narrative known as the “Bread of Life Discourse.” John 6 begins with a familiar miracle: the feeding of the 5000. Jesus asks his disciples how they are going to feed these crowds, … Continue reading Eat the Body of Christ (a sermon on John 6)

The Foolishness of the Cross (a sermon on 1 Corinthians 1:18-25)

God’s grace and peace be with all of you. In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul writes, “The message about the cross is foolishness.” Foolishness. In Greek, the word is moros, which is where we get our English word “moron.” The message about the cross is moronic. What exactly is Paul talking about? He says … Continue reading The Foolishness of the Cross (a sermon on 1 Corinthians 1:18-25)