Sermon: Martha, Martha, Martha

“Martha, Martha, Martha”

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(July 21, 2019) This perpetually challenging text features two sisters– one who is doing all the work, and one who is just sitting there! You’ll never guess which one Jesus praises. But why exactly does he critique Martha, when she is doing the work and service to which she has been called? (Isaiah 58:1-9Luke 10:38-42)

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Sermon: As Yourself

“As Yourself”

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(July 14, 2019) Jesus tells us, “Love your neighbor as yourself”—but what if you don’t love yourself? How do we begin with compassion for ourselves, and love ourselves as we love our neighbors? (As we read Luke 10:25-37, I invited people to imagine themselves in the role of the person in need of compassion)

Sermon: Beyond the Worry

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(February 17, 2019) As I prepare to travel to the Called Session of The United Methodist Church, I am not alone in feeling worry about the future of our denomination. But if God cares for the birds and the flowers, perhaps God gives us something inherently human, which will provide for us so that we don’t need to worry. (Jeremiah 17:5-10, Matthew 6:25-34)