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2019-11-17

With Fear and Trembling – And God Who Is At Work

Philippians 2:1-13, and especially verses 1-3 If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in […]

2019-08-25

Jesus heals the crippled woman on the Sabbath

From when my youngest daughter was still little, we noticed that she had a particular interest for colors and color effects in the nature.  She often expressed her fascination for distinct phenomena on the sky, in the woods, mountains and so forth. She quite often interrupted us from whatever we were doing to ask us […]

2019-08-18

Last Sermon

What do you say as you end your time in a congregation, in a community?  How do you sum up four years of ministry to, and with a community such as the ALC? These are the questions that have been rumbling around in my brain for the past days. How do I adequately sum up […]

2019-08-11

Where is Your Treasure

As humans we love the idea of treasure, don’t we? I know when I hear the word ‘treasure’ what comes to mind is a cask of jewels buried by pirates in the sand on a deserted island in the Caribbean.  A treasure that can only be found by following the instructions on a moth-eaten map […]

2019-08-04

The Rich Fool

This morning we have a word from Jesus that for us, especially in this day and age, can be hard to hear.  Jesus says, “Take Care!  Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.” “Greed” and “the abundance of possessions” are words, that […]

2019-06-09

Pentecost Sunday

Today is Pentecost Sunday, the Sunday when we remember the Holy Spirit coming upon the disciples in Jerusalem and propelling them out the door into ministry.  Pentecost has often been called the ‘birthday’ of the Christian church. So it is a proper day for us also to remember our history and by this I mean […]

2019-05-26

Grace, God’s Forgiveness sermon

While I was waiting to receive my first call in the months before I was ordained I worked in the St. Paul, Minnesota Public School system as a substitute schoolteacher.  Those five months gave me a good taste of what that line of work is all about, and how so many of my friends and […]

2019-05-19

The Holy Spirit Shows the Way

Prejudice.  Prejudice is a preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience. The world is full of prejudice.  Prejudice is what we use to divide ourselves into groups, factions, and parties.  We use prejudice to keep people; out, down, away, apart, oppressed, depressed, enslaved, and without. Prejudice can be based upon; gender, race, culture, class, […]

2019-03-17

Agendas. Gods or Yours

Agenda. Agenda is a common word in modern day English, and I am supposing that most languages have an equivalent word that is also widely used in this 21st century. Perhaps the first question to be asked is, “What is an agenda?” One definition that I looked up defined ‘agenda’ as: a list, plan, outline, […]

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