Sermon 2 for 9/2/2018: Ask-the-Pastor - On Contentment and Wanting Worship to Matter

Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9, Psalm 15, Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 20-23

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Jesus tells us to beware when piety gets in the way of fulfilling the heart of the law: loving God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength, and loving your neighbor as yourself. He warns us to beware when our piety separates us from others, for then it is also separating us from God.
— Elizabeth Johnson on workingpreacher.org

I relied heavily on commentary from Elizabeth Johnson in the sermon.  Her article for preachers can be found here: Commentary from Working Preacher.

Sermon for 4/30/17: Emmaus - A Pattern for our Lives

Luke 24:13-35

Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight.
— Luke 24:31
Another Templeton Morning  2017

Another Templeton Morning  2017

Sermon Notes: I don't really have any -- I'm sure there are many Bible scholars out there who have written about the liturgical connections in this story.  I don't think I'm saying anything new, but still worth saying nonetheless.  Seeing here the clear sign pointing to Word and Sacrament is a beautiful thing.

I did have some helpers though -- some visual aids and you hear my pointing to them throughout the sermon so thank you for the patience in this second-hand listening experience.