Category: Sermon

October 9, 2016. Jesus Shakes Up our Communities of Suffering

The sermon was delivered for the people of Central Congregational Church in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Texts: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7,  Luke 17:11-19 Grace to you, and peace, from God our creator and Jesus our redeemer. Amen. What’s in a number? Here in this former British colony when you hear “13” what does it mean? How about 50? Right, states.  1911? The year… Read more →

September 18, 2016. What do you get away with in God’s realm?

Texts: JEREMIAH 8:18-9:1, LUKE 16:1-13 Grace to you, and peace, from the one who is, and who was, and who is to come. Amen? Amen. Today we overhear some conversations in the scriptures. They’re conversations about real trouble. The prophet Jeremiah was working in Jerusalem at the time when the Babylonians were preparing to enslave his people and deport them all to… Read more →