Sermons for November 2011

Out of Hope

Once upon a time, there was a black Friday shopper. She was glad to get out of the house late on thanksgiving evening.  “Where’s the turkey, dad? I want mashed potatoes and gravy!” Her kids pouted and she sighed that afternoon when her husband put the hamburger casserole on the table. Now she headed out… Read More

When did we see you?

The door bell rang as I worked alone in the office in the late afternoon. A man stood in the threshold with a young child. “Do you remember me?” he asked. This man had come asking for gas a few months before. I had told him to follow me to the gas station one exit… Read More

Buried, or Multiplied?

For it is like a man, going on a long journey . . . That is how the parable begins. And these are familiar words in the gospels. For the kingdom of Heaven is like a landowner . . . The kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in a field . . .  is like… Read More


After you’ve crossed the Jordan River, God instructed Joshua, make a pile of twelve stones. Your children will ask, “what’s that pile of rocks?” Their questions will help you to remember to tell them the story. Tell them about what it was like to cross over – from slavery to freedom, from hunger to plenty,… Read More