June 28, 2015, text: Mark 12:13-17, theme: “Caesar and God”

June 28, 2015, text: Mark 12:13-17, theme: “Caesar and God”

“They” – identified in Mark 11 as the chief priests, teachers of the law and elders – “they” sent some Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus with the clear intent of catching Him in a politically damaging statement.  Plainly they were out to trap Him and they began with flattery.  Now don’t be so quick to judge their approach because I’m fairly confident you’ve done the same thing though maybe not with the intent of making someone look bad.

June 14, 2015; text: Mark 4:26-34; theme: “The Power of the Seed”

June 14, 2015;  text: Mark 4:26-34; theme: “The Power of the Seed”

So how are the weeds doing in your lawn this year?  Perhaps you’ve already had a beautiful crop of dandelions – all bright and sunny everywhere you looked.  I had dinner the other night with someone who lives across the street from a small ravine that’s been left all natural by the city.  A few weeks ago it was a blanket of blooming dandelions.  He said how pleased he was that it shared some of that glory with his lawn.  Unless your lawn happens to be a concrete balcony you may’ve noticed that weeds in comparison to grass manage to do pretty well even in spite of the very dry conditions we’ve been experiencing.  We won’t get into any discussion about how best to rid your lawn of weeds.  There’s enough of that in the paper and on the news these last couple of days, but there are some things we can learn from a power packed, tiny seed as we reflect on the words of this morning’s Gospel.

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In faithfulness to God's word (Acts 1:8), the mission of Grace Lutheran Church is "To proclaim in a warm caring atmosphere the good news of God's love and forgiveness in Christ to the people of our congregation, our community and the world."

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When you get an “E” for effort it suggests you’ve at least tried but likely didn’t do all that well.  When the needle on your fuel gauge reaches “E” you know you’re being warned and not commended.  I’ve heard that with the price of gas up and down of late some people are investing in only half a tank hoping the price will go down.  Should they run out of gas in rush hour they may find themselves hoping there’s enough fumes to coast into the next service station.  Maybe you’ve been there, done that, but hoped in vain.

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The Difference Love Makes

Recently I was going for my usual Saturday night walk before I preach and finding it especially difficult to see the good news in the message I was about to share with the congregation. There are times when it is easy to find the right words, and other times when all my words sound forced and laboured. And try as I might in those times, I just cannot pull myself up by my bootstraps, and make it better.

As I walked, I prayed, asking God to help me do a good job finishing the sermon. I prayed hard, because it was getting late and I was becoming stressed. But God didn’t respond by dropping the last page of the message out of the sky into my up-stretched arms like I imagined.

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April 18, 2015

Ask and you will receive doesn’t always work with moms – in fact quite often it doesn’t. It’s especially true it seems if it was something you thought you really, really needed. All the kids at school had one, and if you didn’t get one just like it – well, you were simply going to die. And if she said, “Go ask your father” - well forget it. You knew she’d already got to him and you didn’t stand a chance.


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