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.
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 on the second Sunday in Lent, March 17, 2019.)
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 gospel of Luke, the fourth chapter, verses 1-13.
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 our weary neighbors. This sermon is based on the gospel of Matthew, the sixth chapter, verses 1-6, 16-21.
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 sermon is based on the gospel of Luke, the ninth chapter, verses 28-36.
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 based on Paul’s first letter to the church in Corinth, the fifteenth chapter, verses 35-38, 42-50.
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 available to all. This sermon is based on the book of Jeremiah, chapter 17, verses 5-10.
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 might accomplish through us in the new year. This sermon is based on Paul’s first letter to the church in Corinth, the fifteenth chapter, verses 1-11.
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 different standard by which God judges the world. This sermon is based on Paul’s first letter to the church in Corinth, the thirteenth chapter, verses 1-13.
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 world, it also transforms our relationships with one another. This sermon is based on St. Paul’s first letter to the church in Corinth, the twelfth chapter, verses 12-31a.