Monday, June 24, 2013

Catching Up

I have fallen behind, so here are links to my past two sermons, both preached (praught?) and recorded at Trinity (Jeffers, MT).

From Proper 6 (June 16 - Father's Day) Sermon starts at 5:25 mark:

From Proper 7 (June 23) Sermon starts at the 4:40 mark:

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Survive or Thrive

Why is it that Zebras and other creatures of the wild don't get ulcers? It is because they live in the moment. They don't regret the past, nor do they lose sleep over the future. Only we human beings experience chronic anxiety and diseases related to the erosion of soul caused by the emotional stressors of life. How can we break free from the corrosive effects of anxiety? This morning I looked for some hints in the story of Elijah and the widow of Zeraphath in the day's first lessons.

This sermon was preached at Trinity (Jeffers, MT) this morning (June 9, 2013) and is based upon the readings for Year C, Proper 5.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Faith of the Roman Soldier

Jesus helps a Roman soldier, whose slave is critically ill. The Centurion does not approach Jesus directly, but through intermediaries. The soldier responds to Jesus with deep humility --- "I am not worthy," he says. But God hears his prayer, and his servant is healed. Listen carefully as the story unfolds (based upon Luke 7:1-10).