Sermons by Rev. Lucas Edwards

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Advent 1, Series B, 2020 Isaiah 64.1-9

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ Finally, Advent is here! We can stop pretending that we’re okay. We can stop pretending that with a little hard work and determination we can right the ship. We can stop pretending that we can make it work out if we just try harder or elect the right people or if our side wins. We […]

Pentecost 24, Series A, 2020 1 Thessalonians 5.1-11

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ Now is the time for battle. Now is the time to prepare and be ready to defend ourselves from the onslaught of evil.   It seems that if there’s ever been a time in our life when evil is winning, it’s right now. Political conflict continues with no end in sight. The conflict between political parties is alive […]

Pentecost 23, Series A, 2020 Matthew 25.1-13

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.”   This parable from Jesus is terrifying. It’s like a nightmare. The one thing you’re looking forward to passes you by because you weren’t ready.   You know how this works, right? I was talking to a pastor friend of mine this week, and he […]

All Saints’ Day, 2020 Revelation 7.9-17

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ “After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation […]

Reformation Day (Observed), 2020 John 8.31-36

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ I have to admit that I’m always a little uneasy about celebrating Reformation Day. It could give the impression that we’re celebrating Martin Luther, or an event that happened in 1517, or even the Lutheran Church. I mean, think about it. The church calendar follows the life of Jesus. At Christmas […]

Pentecost 20, Series A, 2020 Isaiah 45.1-7

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ Don’t worry, no matter who wins the election, God is in charge.   It’s easy to worry right now that the world is spinning out of God’s control, and that the future is hanging by a thread. After all, it seems like there’s so much at stake in this year’s election. […]

Pentecost 19, Series A, 2020 Isaiah 25.6-9

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ Today is a day to rejoice and be glad.   I know, the way life has been going lately, today probably doesn’t seem like a day to rejoice and be glad. It’s 2020 after all. And while we may be looking forward to rejoicing and being glad in 2021 or 2022 […]

Pentecost 18, Series A, 2020 Matthew 21.33-46

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ Jesus’ parable is a timely reminder of what we have. Jesus’ parable makes one thing clear: God didn’t give us the good news of Jesus so that we could sit on it. That’s how we have a tendency to act–as if the good news of Jesus is like a life insurance policy: you […]

Pentecost 17, Series A, 2020 Philippians 2.1-18

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ Paul says, “complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.” That sounds impossible, doesn’t it? Be of the same mind, have the same love, be in full accord and of one mind? Paul expects us to agree, and […]