Sermons on Hope

Sermons on Hope

Hope is a Thing with Feathers

Lectionary Passages: Malachi 3:1-4, Psalm 141, Acts 13:13-26, Luke 1:57-80 Let us pray: God of mercy, grant that the Word you speak this day may take root in our hearts, and bear fruit to your honor and glory, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (from the 1549 Book of Common Prayer, as printed in the 2018 Book of Common Worship) Hope is a Thing with Feathers…

Clay Jars

Lectionary Texts: Deuteronomy 5:12-15, Psalm 81:1-10, 2 Corinthians 4:5-12, Mark 2:23-3:6 Let us pray: Holy and wonderful God, we praise you and we worship you. We pray for you to speak to us through your Word, to each of us as we need to hear; we pray that the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts would be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our Rock and…

Wiped Out

Lectionary texts: Acts 3:12-19, Psalm 4, 1 John 3:1-7, Luke 24:36b-48 Let us pray: Lord God, come among us. Enter into our hearts; speak to each of us today, we pray, and give us ears to hear that which you speak. *pause* In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.   I haven’t seen most of you since Easter, so let me take this chance to say that I hope everyone had a good…

Terror and Amazement (Easter 2018)

Lectionary readings: Isaiah 25:6-9, Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24, Acts 10:34-43, and Mark 16:1-8 Let us pray: As we celebrate the joy of your resurrection–the joy of our salvation–help us to see what this story means for us. Help us to see your Spirit among us. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations on all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our…

Abraham’s Faith (Feb. 25)

Let us pray: Lord, please bless these words we hear today. Bless our hearing and understanding of them. Bless our church as we hear them together; bless our lives as we leave with them. Bless us all through your word. In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.   ​We seem to be working our way through some Sunday School classics this Lent. Last week was the story of Noah’s ark;…