“The Secret of the Kingdom”–The Homily from June 13, 2015 (Audio)

Mic 1Here is an audio recording of the sermon I preached at the Gathering for Worship in the Liturgical Tradition in Plain City, OH, on Saturday, June 13, 2015. It is titled “The Secret of the Kingdom” and is just over fifteen minutes long. The focus of the sermon was Jesus’ use of the short stories called parables in his teaching, particularly about the kingdom of God, and the ongoing value of parables for Christian discipleship today. It is based on the Gospel reading for the day, Mark 4:1-34. Click on the reference to read the passage in a separate window. For more information about “the gathering,” click on the tab for “A Gathering for Worship in the Liturgical Tradition” on the bar under the picture above.

God’s Right-Hand Man–The Homily from May 16, 2015 (Audio, 14:52)

Speaker vibesHere is an audio recording of the sermon I preached at the Gathering for Worship in the Liturgical Tradition in Plain City, OH, on Saturday, May 16, 2015. It is titled “God’s Right-Hand Man” and is just under fifteen minutes long. The focus of the service was our observance of the Feast of the Ascension. The homily addressed the ongoing importance of the ascension of Jesus for contemporary Christians and is based on the lectionary readings for Ascension Day, Acts 1:1-11 and Luke 24:44-53. Click on the references to read each passage in a separate window. For more information about “the gathering,” click on the tab for “A Gathering for Worship in the Liturgical Tradition” on the bar under the picture above.

“I Want To Know What Love Is”–The Homily From May 2, 2015 (Audio)

Speaker vibesHere is an audio recording of the sermon I preached at the Gathering for Worship in the Liturgical Tradition in Plain City, OH, on Saturday, May 2, 2015. It is titled “I Want to Know What Love Is,” and it is just over 15 minutes long. The sermon begins with a re-telling of the meeting between Jesus in Nicodemus, recorded in John 3:1-21. It ends with the account of Jesus washing his disciples’ feet, recorded in John 13:1-20, and it is mainly based on one of the lectionary readings for the fifth Sunday in Eastertide, 1 John 4:7-21. Click on the references to read each passage in a separate window. For more information about “the gathering,” click on the tab for “A Gathering for Worship in the Liturgical Tradition” on the bar under the picture above.