Sermons from January 2024

Back of the Parade

In our text this morning, Paul is going to talk about a parade, a victory parade.  It’s a familiar image to us.  For example, whenever a professional sports team wins a championship, there is often some sort of a victory parade that winds through the streets of the hometown.              You can kind of imagine…

A No-Win Situation

In Luke 20, the chief priests and the scribes came to Jesus with a question.  They asked him, “Should we, the Jews, pay taxes to Ceasar?”  It seemed like an innocent question, but it wasn’t innocent at all.  They were trying to put Jesus in a no-win situation.  If his answer was, “Yes, you should…

Navigating a New Year

At the end of every year, news services and magazines like to take a look back at the past 12 months to do a “year in review.” They go over the highlights and the lowlights of the past year to help us remember what this past year has been like.             And then, sometimes, they…

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