Sermons by Rev. Lucas Edwards

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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 […]

Pentecost 4, Series A, 2020 Romans 7:1-13

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ “We are free from the law.”  The apostle Paul says, “…you have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead.” Again Paul says, “But now you are released from the law…”  We’ve died […]

Pentecost 3, Series A, 2020 Romans 6:12–23

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ “Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions.” That’s just what we need to hear right now. “Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions.” That’s just what we need to hear right now because more […]

Pentecost 2, Series A, 2020 Romans 5:6–15

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ The entire world is engaged in one huge contest for self-justification and self-worth. Everyone in the world, including you and me, is involved in one giant competition to prove ourselves worthy and to show that we deserve respect and admiration.   This is really clear on Facebook. Facebook is really one big arena in which we […]

Holy Trinity, Series A, 2020 Genesis 1:1-2:4a

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ I have to admit that celebrating the Trinity seems a little strange right now. Protests have shut down major cities throughout the country and now throughout the world. Cities are imposing curfews and there’s been talk about the U.S. military enforcing the rule of law on U.S. soil. The pandemic continues to spread, […]