The Story of King David: Week 4

DAVID'S ROCKY START 2 Samuel 1:1 - 7:30 Summary: David, who had stayed behind when the Philistines and Israelites fought, is brought news of Saul's defeat by a messenger who, hoping to gain favor with David, tells David that it was he who killed Saul. David, still loyal to his king, has the messenger killed for his … Continue reading The Story of King David: Week 4

The Regretful God

Last Sunday, the first Sunday in Lent (Year A in the Revised Common Lectionary), I heard the reading out of Genesis 9. Have you read it? Many people are familiar with the Noah story. God gets so angry with what humankind has become, how evil it has become, that God decides to destroy the entire … Continue reading The Regretful God

Sermon–August 14, 2011–Pentecost 9A

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 Psalm 67 Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28 Preached at Nativity Lutheran Church, Brandon, MS, during my Clinical Pastoral Education in Jackson. This may, or may not be hard to believe, but I was never a part of the “in” crowd in school. Sure, things got better later … Continue reading Sermon–August 14, 2011–Pentecost 9A