Sermon: None Dared Ask, For They Knew

The Gospel of John doesn’t end with Jesus’ resurrection. There’s one more story in John 21, in which Jesus appears to seven disciples as they are fishing. At its surface, it’s a simple story. The disciples are struggling at catching fish; Jesus appears to them and tells them to cast the net on the other side of the boat; they … Read the rest

Sermon: Eat and Run

When Jesus comes back to the disciples in Luke 24, he doesn’t command their attention. He waits for them to accept him.

Throughout the Easter stories, we see God’s divine discretion. We have an ability to either invite God in or to let God slip away. Every day this invitation is open to us.

Jesus is always walking with us, … Read the rest

Sermon: Called For

In Mark 1:14-20, Jesus begins his ministry, but he knows if the work of God is to be accomplished on earth, he’s going to need help. He recruits Simon, Andrew, James and John to follow him. Sensing something special about Jesus, the four fishermen give up their careers and become his first disciples.

Today, Jesus is calling us. It doesn’t … Read the rest

Sermon: Of Doubts, Dovetails, and Discipleship

Like the disciples when Jesus gave them The Great Commission, we find ourselves caught between doubt and faith.  But the great thing about Matthew 28 is that we see that it’s OK to have doubt.

It’s impossible to fully understand God, but we can continue to have faith and trust in God, because God fully understands us. We can go … Read the rest