9th Sunday after Pentecost

July 21, 2024

In Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near.
For he is our peace; in his flesh he has broken down the dividing wall.  
We are no longer strangers and aliens, but citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 

8th Sunday after Pentecost

July 14, 2024 

The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it.
God has founded it on the seas, and established it on the rivers.
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord and who shall stand in God's house?
Those who have clean hands and pure hearts, those who embrace the truth.

Hometown Boy

Sermon for the 7th Sunday after Pentecost
July 7, 2024

Do you remember the first time you did your job—the first time you actually carried out your calling in life? Every profession is unique, of course. But preaching hits different. It’s something very public that comes out of something that’s intensely private. And in many cases, it’s performed in front of the preacher’s family and many other people who watched them grow up.

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

July 7, 2024

Rejoice in the Lord, whose word is upright, and whose work is done in faithfulness.
God loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.
Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people chosen to be God’s heritage.
May steadfast love be the path we follow, even as we hope in God.

New Testament Giving

Sermon for the 6th Sunday after Pentecost
June 30, 2024

I probably talk too much about stuff I see on the internet, but sometimes it connects. So let me share with you another one of my favorite social media accounts. It’s called Holy Nope, and it’s a guy named Austin, who is committed to sharing correct Christian doctrine online. My favorite videos of his are his short videos that show him walking out the door with his Bible.

7th Sunday after Pentecost

June 30, 2024

Sing praises to the Name of God Most High.
We will praise the Lord with all our heart.
The Lord is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.
We will tell of all the marvelous things God have done.
—from Ps. 9