Sermons from April 2017

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Is Jesus Dead?


Jeremiah 31:1-6 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 28:1-10 Early in the morning, at the tomb of Jesus, an angel said to Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, “Do not be afraid. Jesus is not here. He has been raised.” All these years later, there continues to be various ideas and thoughts, theories and speculations about that first […]

GMO Jesus


Jesus was trying to show the people that love, mercy, and peace were his ways – were God’s ways. Love, mercy, and peace were so central to who he was that they were like elements of his DNA. To change them would make him something different than God, and, thank God, that was a compromise he would not make.

Patient Faith


Patient Faith John 11:1-45 April 2, 2017 Charles F. Kalmbach I will admit at the very beginning that I am sorry that the story of Lazarus we just heard only comes around once every three years in the lectionary cycle. Although we will find the story only in this Gospel, it assumes a vital part […]