Sharing the Bread of Life

Sharing the Bread of Life
God’s living and incarnate Word walks among us in preaching and teaching. Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” (John 6:35) Trusting in Jesus’ promise we share the bread of life.

David Anointed King (Sunday, October 20, 2019)
Oct 23 • 17 min
Text: 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 6:1-5; Psalm 150 (David unites the kingdom and brings the ark of God to Jerusalem.)
Ruth (October 13, 2019)
Oct 14 • 14 min
Text: Ruth 1:1-17 (The widow Ruth clings to her mother-in-law.)
Hear O Israel (October 6, 2019)
Oct 14 • 15 min
Text: Deuteronomy 5:1-21; 6:4-9 (Moses reminds Israel of their covenant with God before they enter the Promised Land.)
Moses and God’s Name (September 29, 2019)
Sep 30 • 19 min
Text: Exodus 1:8-2:10, 3:1-15 (Israel’s suffering in Egypt and Moses’s encounter at the burning bush.)
Jacob Wrestles God (September 22, 2019)
Sep 23 • 15 min
Text: Genesis 32:9-13, 22-30 (An unknown assailant attacks Jacob, renames him Israel, and blesses him.)
Isaac Born To Sarah (September 15, 2019)
Sep 16 • 16 min
Text: Genesis 18:1-15, 21:1-7 (The LORD promises Abraham that Sarah will bear him a son in their old age causing Sarah to laugh.)
Garden of Eden (September 8, 2019)
Sep 9 • 15 min
Text: Genesis 2:4b-25 (God creates humankind to care for creation.)
Sermon for Pentecost 12 (September 1, 2019)
Sep 9 • 14 min
Jesus tells parables about God’s kingdom around the Sabbath table.
Sermon for Pentecost 11 (August 25, 2019)
Aug 27 • 15 min
The psalmist praises God for God’s steadfast love and mercy.
Sermon for Pentecost 10 (August 18, 2019)
Aug 19 • 16 min
Jeremiah pronounces God’s condemnation of the false prophets of Judah who strengthen unjust national policies and prevent the. nation from repenting by their witness.
Sermon for Pentecost 8 (August 4, 2019)
Aug 4 • 14 min
Text: Luke 12:13-21 (Jesus gets dragged into an inheritance fight between two brothers)
Sermon for Pentecost 7 (July 28, 2019)
Jul 31 • 15 min
Text: Luke 11:1-13 (Jesus teaches his disciples that God will always say “Yes” when they ask for the kingdom in prayer.)
Sermon for Pentecost 6 (July 21, 2019)
Jul 22 • 13 min
Text: Luke 10:38-42 (Martha creates space in her house where her village can hear the message about God’s kingdom)
Sermon for Pentecost 4 (July 7, 2019)
Jul 15 • 15 min
Text: Galatians 6:7-16 (Paul speaks about a new identity in Jesus Christ.)
Sermon for Pentecost 3 (June 30, 2019)
Jul 1 • 14 min
Text: Luke 9:51-62 (Jesus is rejected by a Samaritan village and speaks with several potential disciples)
Sermon for Pentecost 2 (June 23, 2019)
Jul 1 • 14 min
Text: Luke 8:26-39 (Jesus heals an outcast possessed by many demons in the country of the Gerasenes)
Sermon for Holy Trinity (June 16, 2019)
Jun 18 • 13 min
Text: John 16:12-15 (Jesus talks to his disciples about the coming Holy Spirit)
Sermon for Pentecost (June 9, 2019)
Jun 11 • 15 min
Text: John 14:8-27
Sermon for Easter 7 (June 2, 2019)
Jun 3 • 14 min
Text: Revelation 22:12-21
World-Changing Peace
May 28 • 13 min
Find out how the just peace of Christ differs from the unjust peace of the world. This sermon is based on John 14:23-29.
Called to Ministry
May 20 • 17 min
Ministry is not reserved for professionals, and it’s not about doing churchy things. YOU are called to a life of reconciliation in Jesus Christ through God’s word and the waters of baptism. This sermon is based on Acts 11:1-18.
Cosmic Gospel
May 15 • 14 min
St. Paul proclaims a broad understanding of salvation which challenges the narrow understanding presented in John’s gospel this morning. Paul unequivocally rejects all uses of the gospel that justify hatred of Judaism and disposes the Jewish people of…
Commitment to Love
May 15 • 16 min
Love is not as easy as it sounds, yet it is the most important commandment Jesus gave his disciples. Who do we love, and how does love transform the world? This sermon is based on John 21:1-19.
Groundbreaking Discovery
May 14 • 12 min
The empty tomb led to some of the greatest study and soul searching recorded in the Bible. How does Jesus’ resurrection impact your life? This sermon is based on the gospel according to Luke, the 24th chapter, verses 1-12.
The Way
May 14 • 29 min
Early Christianity was called “The Way”. Jesus demonstrates six ways of living in the world for which we crucified him. Follow him on his journey to the cross through six readings and reflections from the Passion narrative according to the gospel of John…
Political Messiah
May 14 • 14 min
Jesus was crucified for being too political. If given the chance, how many of us would welcome his reign today? This sermon is based on the gospel according to Luke, the 19th chapter, verses 29-40.
Infinite Worth
May 14 • 15 min
Some considered the gospel to be worth more than their entire lives. What is the gospel worth to you? This sermon is based on Paul’s letter to the Philippians, chapter 3, verses 4b-14.
Living As A New Creation
Apr 4 • 13 min
For a long time the gospel has been human-centered. Is there good news for the rest of creation? This sermon is based on Paul’s second letter to the church in Corinth, chapter 5, verses 16-21.
Signs of Grace
Apr 4 • 14 min
Some people in he Bible interpreted tragedies as signs of God’s judgement. Can we? This sermon is based on Jesus’ dialogue with religious leaders and a parable recorded in Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32.
When Bad Things Happen To Good People
Mar 18 • 13 min
Those who put out good are supposed to get good back, but can we trust God when bad things happen to good people? This sermon is based on Abram’s lament over God’s apparent failure to fulfill God’s promise of blessing in Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18. (Preached…
Is It God Or The Devil?
Mar 10 • 14 min
In his sermon for the first Sunday in Lent Pr. Daniel looks at how easily we misuse scripture in our fight against the devil. He argues that the best way to resist the devil is to stay grounded in stories of God’s saving acts. This sermon is based on the…
Rest And Renewal
Mar 7 • 13 min
In his sermon for Ash Wednesday Pr. Daniel identifies rest and the renewal of life as the heart of Lenten discipline. In Christ we are free to rest from constantly consuming the world around us, rest in the power of God through prayer, and give rest to…
The Road To The Cross
Mar 4 • 14 min
In his sermon for Transfiguration Sunday Pr. Daniel overturns our ideas about holiness with the example of the cross. Through Christ, God suffers the fate of all who fall from holy heights and remakes the holy community at the foot of the mountain. This…
Resurrection Destiny
Feb 25 • 14 min
In his sermon for the seventh Sunday after Epiphany Pr. Daniel spotlights our need to hear good news in a world that is full of bad news. Tune in to discover what the Bible says about our hope and our future as one humanity created by God. This sermon is…
A Tale of Two Plants
Feb 18 • 14 min
In his sermon for the sixth Sunday after Epiphany Pr. Daniel compares two different ways of living in the world, one that is cursed by God and one that is blessed by God. He sees Christ living the blessed way and making the resulting fruits of mercy…
Life-Changing Grace
Feb 11 • 11 min
In his sermon for the fifth Sunday after Epiphany Pr. Daniel identifies moments of grace that changed the course of human lives forever. He then invites us to consider what God’s grace has accomplished through us in the past year and what God’s grace…
Loved To The Cross And Back
Feb 4 • 16 min
In his sermon for the fourth Sunday after Epiphany Pr. Daniel challenges something we all take for granted, that God judges our fitness for eternal life and the kingdom of heaven by how we look, who we are, or what we have done. Instead, he proposes a…
Fleshy Body, Holy Gift
Jan 28 • 15 min
In his sermon for the third Sunday after Epiphany Pr. Daniel explores how God’s total identification with our flesh breathes new life into our estranged and dying bodies. The bodily ministry of Jesus Christ not only transforms our experience of God in the…