Sermons from November 2020

Sermons from November 2020

Third Sunday of Advent

Our gospel text today picks up from the past weeks of Jesus talking about the challenges of waiting for the new age to come, a time that will be marked by God’s vision of abundant justice and peace for all. There are a lot of unanswered questions in the air about being Jesus’ disciples in the midst of waiting and about recognizing God’s presence while they wait…

Second Sunday of Advent

Today’s gospel picks up where we left off after last week’s parable with the bridesmaids and the lamps. Today’s parable is a bit more complicated, and it’s difficult to interpret. But, Biblical scholars remind us that parables aren’t direct and oftentimes, they don’t prescribe. Parables are meant to describe some kind of reality, to invite us into the story, and to “do” something to us. So what does today’s parable describe, invite, and do? Well, it depends on how you look at it…

First Sunday of Advent

Perhaps today’s story hits a little too close to home. After all, I think we’ve all been a part of a group that had to wait and wait and wait. Waiting with anxiety. Waiting throughout the night. Waiting for a little sign. Waiting for the celebration. Waiting. Has anyone had that experience? No? Come on, a yes/no in the chat-anyone?…
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