Category Archives: Sermons

Putting Everything on the Table, In Faith – Acts 15

I haven’t been posting sermons here recently … but this one on Acts 15, and the bold faith of those first believers to trust in and be moved by the Spirit to do a new thing, is one I wanted … Continue reading

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Take Nothing. God Has Given All We Need.

Sermon for the 6th Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 14, Year B) Sunday, July 8, 2012 Grace Lutheran Church, St Paul, MN The Rev. Chris Duckworth Sermon text: Mark 6:1-13 (Common English Bible) Grace to you and peace, from the one who … Continue reading

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It’s a Matter of Equality

Sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost July 1, 2012 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 (Common English Bible) Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come. Amen. Saint Paul writes: “It isn’t that … Continue reading

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Resurrection: It’s Not Just For Jesus

Second Sunday of Easter, Year A1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31May 1, 2011 Christ is risen. Alleluia! Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia!   Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come.  Amen. … Continue reading

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Promises of Life on the Eve of Death

Before the horror of Friday and the glory of Sunday, we have this night, on which words of promise are spoken. A prelude of promise prior to the pain of death.
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“Lord, if you had been here …”

The problem with suffering is that it defies all what we think we know about God – that God has the power to heal, and that God is all-loving. We experience God’s love at times, and God’s power at other times. But there are plenty of times when we don’t feel either. No power. No love. Just absence.
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Belonging

If worship is an experience in belonging, then the Samaritan woman’s question about where to worship is ultimately a question about who belongs to who, and about the God to whom we belong.
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