Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

What It’s All About Saint Luke 18:9–14 Mercy. Grace. Faith. To borrow a phrase from a popular wedding dance, “That’s what it’s all about!” That’s what it’s ever been about, right from the start. When the world’s firstborn learned that the Lord God had no regard for him or for his offering, he was angry—angry[…]

Tenth Sunday after Trinity

Peace in Christ Saint Luke 19:41–48 The prophet Jeremiah has a nickname; he’s called the “Weeping Prophet.” Back in the day there were those in Jerusalem who don’t like him; they don’t like the things that God has him proclaim. They want him to stop saying that God will punish them for their idolatry and[…]

Ninth Sunday after Trinity

In Service to God Saint Luke 16:1-13 “No servant can serve two masters,” Jesus says, “for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” I grew up hearing the end of this passage saying that[…]

Eighth Sunday after Trinity

Preaching To Believe In They will fill you with false hopes. They will “speak visions of their own minds, not from the mouth of the Lord.” They will tell despisers of the Word of God that everything is just fine—that nothing bad will come to them because of their unbelief. They walk in the way[…]

Seventh Sunday after Trinity

The Compassion of God for You Saint Mark 8:1-9 There’s a difference between our Lord’s feeding of the five thousand and His feeding of the four thousand besides the numbers, whether that be the number of people fed or the amount of loaves and fish available before our Lord multiplies them or how many baskets[…]