Sermons by Rev. Lucas Edwards

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Pentecost 14, Series A, 2020, Romans 13.1-10

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ Paul clearly has a different perspective on government and politics than we do. Paul says, “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.” Paul thinks that God is in control, and whoever is in […]

Pentecost 13, Series A, 2020 Romans 12.9-21

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” That’s just what we need to hear right now. “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.” That’s just what we need to hear right now, because it reminds us who we are.   It’s really easy to […]

Pentecost 12, Series A, 2020, Romans 11.33-12.8

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ Paul says, “For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think.” That’s a lot harder than it sounds.   David Brooks is a columnist for the NY Times and the author of several books. Brooks […]

Pentecost 11, Series A, 2020 Matthew 15.21-28

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ Just because we struggle doesn’t mean we should stop hoping in God. Just because we can’t always see God’s goodness doesn’t mean God has turned his back on us.   The way life goes, sometimes, it’s easy to think that God is cold and distant and just doesn’t care.   You know, like when you can’t […]

Pentecost 10, Series A, 2020 Matthew 14.22-33

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ We tend to put the worst construction on life, as if whoever or whatever is calling the shots is always out to get us. Whenever something bad happens to us, or whenever we struggle in life, we tend to moan that nothing good ever happens to me and I shouldn’t expect anything different.   You […]

Pentecost 9, Series A, 2020 Matthew 14.13-21

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” When Jesus spoke those words, he was talking to his disciples. But I can’t help but think this has something to do with us too. I can’t help but think that we’re implicated in all of this. “They need not go […]

Pentecost 8, Series A, 2020 Romans 8:28-39

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ Thank God we didn’t write Romans 8.    In Romans 8, Paul says, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good.” But if we had to write this passage right now it would probably sound more like this: “we know that for those who […]

Pentecost 7, Series A, 2020 Matthew 13; Romans 8

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ It might not look like it now, but the good work God has started in Jesus will come to fruition. It might not look like it now. By all appearances it might seem like this world is out of God’s control, random and chaotic; it might seem like God’s plans in Jesus have been scrapped […]

Pentecost 6, Series A, 2020 Romans 8.12-17

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ We Christians have a freedom that no government could ever grant us. We who belong to Christ have a freedom far deeper than the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights could ever give us.   If anything has become clear lately, it’s that American freedom can only […]

Pentecost 5, Series A, 2020 Matthew 11:25-30

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ God has us right where he wants us. I know, it probably doesn’t seem that way. It probably doesn’t seem like God is working for our good. It seems more like everything is coming undone.   The coronavirus is surging again. You know, I remember back in March and April we […]