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The Rev. Jason Micheli

Jason Micheli: No Salvation Outside the Church

Colossians 3:1-11

8th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

August 04, 2019

The Rev. Jason Micheli (UMC)

 

According to my Facebook Timeline, I preached on this lectionary text from Colossians 3 exactly two years ago today. Actually, my Facebook Timeline reminded me that two former youth, Will and Becca, exchanged marriage vows, two years ago today.

Will and Becca chose this passage from Paul about putting on Christ for their wedding service. Well, they didn't choose the part about fornication. And they didn't choose this text - just choose this text - they also chose a reading from the Song of Songs, an erotic love poem from the Old Testament that makes 50 Shades of Grey sound like a Cary Grant and Doris Day movie.

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The Rev. Dr. Karoline Lewis

Karoline Lewis: Grace Upon Grace Love

John 12: 1-8

5th Sunday in Lent

April 07, 2019

The Rev. Dr. Karoline Lewis (ELCA)

 

What does love smell like?

Have you ever asked that question? A box of chocolates? A dozen fragrant roses? How about a house filled with the fragrance of a very expensive perfume? So much so that it lodges into every nook and cranny, infusing the floor boards with the scent, seeping into the curtains, the woodwork, the fabric of every couch and every chair.

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February 24, 2019

Becca Stevens: Loving Our Enemies Is Our Saving Grace

The Rev. Dr. Becca Stevens (TEC)

The Rev. Becca Stevens says Jesus reminds us that there is a way out from the trap of giving power to our enemies and instead walking a path of non-judgmental love, a path blossoming with mercy and fruitful with gratitude.
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November 04, 2018

Charley Reeb: Lose the Cape

The Rev. Dr. Charles Reeb (UMC)

Dr. Charley Reeb says one big reason why more people aren’t Christian is other Christians--those who are judgmental rather than joyful, negative rather than encouraging, and anything but loving. How can we avoid getting wrapped up in our capes that represent some opinion or judgment or political view?
The Rev. Joe Evans Transcript

October 14, 2018

Joe Evans: When Israel Was a Child

The Rev. Joseph Evans (PCUSA)

The Rev. Joe Evans says that Hosea the prophet showed in his life, in his marriage to the prostitute Gomer, how God is related to each of us--and committed to us. Even if we’ve forgotten who we ever were and have walked so far away from the light that we can’t see our way back home, God still remembers us and loves us. That is the hope each one of us can cling to.
The Rev. Magrey deVega Transcript

September 16, 2018

Magrey deVega: Tame Your Tongue

The Rev. Magrey deVega (UMC)

In his unforgettably practical sermon, the Rev. Magrey deVega presents and explains "The Top Ten Tongue Twisters that Talk about Taming the Tongue," based on James 3:1-12.
The Rev. Dr. David Gushee Transcript

April 29, 2018

David Gushee: Justice Denied--Except from the God of Love

The Rev. Dr. David Gushee (CBF)

Dr. David Gushee says the texts for the 5th Sunday of Easter reveal a God who calls us to love and serve those for whom justice has been denied. We start with the Ethiopian Eunuch of Acts 8, who while reading Scriptures came across the suffering servant in Isaiah 53 and must have seen some parallels with his own life as one excluded and even humiliated. But there he reads of a God who, in and through that humiliation and injustice, redeems.
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October 15, 2017

Tim Boggess: Why You Will Join the Wrong Church

The Rev. Dr. Timothy T. Boggess (PCUSA)

Dr. Tim Boggess says that, regarding the conflict at the church in Philippi, Paul wasn’t interested in preserving the peace--he was interested in making it. He wanted the Philippians not to give up on one another, but to double down on Jesus.
The Rev. Joe Evans Transcript

July 09, 2017

Joe Evans: The Invitation

The Rev. Joseph Evans (PCUSA)

There is a major difference between the two men described in 2 Samuel 11 and Song of Solomon 2: the gallant young lover, and King David, who uses his power in evil ways. Love is initiated by an invitation, an offer that in the hands of the invitee is a choice. It's risky, but that's how it's supposed to work.
The Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr. Transcript

February 19, 2017

Russ Levenson: How Do You Love Thee?

The Rev. Dr. Russell Levenson, Jr. (TEC)

Dr. Russ Levenson helps us understand what love is, and is not, and how it is lived out. And it’s not complicated: first, we’re called to love God--our lives dedicated to hearing and doing God’s will for us. Second, we’re called to love our neighbors--and not just those in our inner circles. And third, we’re called to love ourselves--often the hardest to do.