Sermons

Are You Joking Jesus? Sunday after Easter 2017

Jesus Are You Joking? John 20:19-31, Easter 2, Year A, Good Shepherd The Rev. Mark A. G. Huffman, 2017   Holy Hilarity Sunday             God’s great practical joke on the devil             In Jesus suffering and death the devil thought he had won             In the resurrection God turns the tables on the devil             …

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You Are the Disciple Jesus Loved, Easter 2017, John 20:1-18

The Disciple Jesus Loved Easter 2017, John 20:1-18, Good Shepherd The Rev. Mark A. G. Huffman               The author of John’s gospel could have written a less complicated story. “Mary Magdalene, Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved went to the tomb. The tomb was empty and they saw the linen …

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John 3:17, Year A, Lent 2, John 3:1-17, The Rev. Mark A. G. Huffman, 2017

For God so loved the world…. Luther – The gospel in miniature And yet…..it’s actually been turned into something quite different – a ”believe in Jesus or else”  sort of thing. It’s been changed from a promise of God’s love to a condemnation of unbelief.  Not so much emphasizing Jesus as the “Way” to find …

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If…… Year A, Lent 1, Matthew 3:13-4:11 and Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7

Did you catch that? Matthew 3:17 – “And a voice from heaven said, ‘This is my Son, the beloved, with whom I am well pleased.” And then just two verses later in Matthew 4:3 “The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the son of God…..” Yes of course there are 40 days …

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Do Not Be Afraid, Transfiguration of Our Lord, February 26, 2017

Do Not Be Afraid Year A, Transfiguration of Our Lord, Matthew 17:1-9 The Rev. Mark A. G. Huffman, Good Shepherd, 2017   There are certain bible stories that are hard to read without imagining yourself in them and to me this is one of them. In spite of all the supernatural sorts of aspects – …

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Sermon for Epiphany 7, Sunday, February 19, Perfect Beggars – Matthew 17:1-9

Perfect Beggars Year A, Epiphany 7, Matthew 5:38-48 The Rev. Mark A. G. Huffman, Good Shepherd, 2017   Be perfect therefore as your heavenly father is perfect We are beggars. This is true. The first the final word from Jesus in this morning’s gospel reading Be perfect therefore as your heavenly father is perfect The …

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