Sermons (Page 96)

Sermons (Page 96)

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Sixth Sunday Of Easter

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average person will have ten different jobs before the age of forty.[1] That is a lot of job transitions. A job change is an enormous life shift, but it’s not the only transition in life. Most of us have made the transition from high school to college. Some of us have become parents, lost someone we’ve loved, or gone through a divorce. Many of us have changed neighborhoods or gone through a breakup. As we get older we typically transition from having a large circle of friends to a few intimate friends, and most mature adults eventually transition from the working world into retirement. Generally speaking, transitions are difficult. After a transition we sometimes flounder around in an awkward emotional space between what is gone and the “new normal” to come. It’s a challenge to navigate this grey zone of change… Copyright 2015 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #20716.

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Weather. It is a pretty harmless topic of conversation. It’s something we all have experienced. When talking about it you can compare differences or similarities geographically, say weather at the lake verses Wick Park or larger differences like those across the country or globe. Weather is something that has a great impact on our daily life. It helps keep us alive and it also has the power to kill us. Weather is important…

Fourth Sunday of Easter

In the reading from the Gospel of John we hear about flocks of sheep, and namely about the flock of sheep who can call Jesus their shepherd. I always get a chuckle out of farming or agriculture metaphors, of which there are countless in the Bible and in the teachings of Jesus. After all look around. We are about as far away from a shepherd and sheep as we can get. Not only is there city all around us but to the east of us there is a huge body of water. No sheep there, and to the west of us, the place where I drove from this morning, the western suburbs green lawns, trust me, no sheep their either…