Every Sunday in worship, right after we confess our sins together, I ask you, “Who is in a position to condemn us?” And I then say, “only Christ, and Christ so loved us that he gave himself for us. In Jesus Christ we are all forgiven. Thanks be to God.” That line is from a prayer book, but that prayer book took it from this passage that we are reading here today. These words to the Romans that brought them comfort and hope two millenia ago continue to bring us comfort and hope today. They assure us, as the … Continue reading Inseparable: A sermon on God’s love, Norway, and us all.
Acts 2:42-47 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 2:43 Awe came upon everyone, because many wonders and signs were being done by the apostles. 2:44 All who believed were together and had all things in common; 2:45 they would sell their possessions and goods and distribute the proceeds to all, as any had need. 2:46 Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, 2:47 praising God and having the goodwill … Continue reading “What We Share” – Sermon for May 15, 2011
Luke 24:13-35 24:13 Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, 24:14 and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 24:15 While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, 24:16 but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 24:17 And he said to them, “What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?” They stood still, looking sad. 24:18 Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem … Continue reading “On the Road to Emmaus” – sermon for May 8, 2011