Never Trapped

A sermon for All Saints Day, 2021 It has become common today in difficult situations to use the word “trapped.” When people face physical disabilities and limitations they say things like,“I feel trapped in my body.” When people are in a job they don’t like they might say, “I feel trapped in my job or…

Rain and Snow, Where Did You Go?

It has been a hot and dry year so far in Minnesota. It wasn’t that long ago farmers could hardly get into the fields to plant their crops because it was raining all the time and I was mowing my lawn as much as twice a week. This year things are definitely different. We always…

Easter Sunday, 2020

Jesus said, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Truly I say to you unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies it remains only a single seed but if it dies it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose it, but the…

Transfiguration Through the Word of God

Matthew 17:1–9 [1] And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. [2] And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. [3] And behold, there appeared to them…