Sermons by Rev. Lucas Edwards

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Pentecost, Series A, 2020 John 7:37-39

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ It makes all the difference in the world who you’re listening to. If you’ve been paying attention to the headlines and listening to the news, you’ve been hearing pandemic, pandemic, pandemic. The United States has reached the unfortunate milestone of 100,000 COVID-19 deaths. Positive cases and deaths in the state […]

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Series A, 2020 Acts 17.16-31

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ There’s something sad about idolatry, something truly pitiful. You just can’t help but feel sorry for those people who worshiped idols.  In our reading from Acts, Paul walked around the city of Athens and he saw idols everywhere he looked. The ancient city of Athens was loaded to the gills […]

Fifth Sunday of Easter, Series A 1Peter 2:2-10

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ This can’t be talking about us! I have to admit that whenever I hear this passage from 1 Peter, that’s exactly what I think. “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called […]

Fourth Sunday of Easter, Series A, 2020 1Peter 2.19-25

Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ Peter says, “This is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly.” Enduring unjust suffering is a gracious thing! Really!?! It’s hard to see how bearing with insults and mistreatment because you did what is right is a gracious thing! It’s hard to see how […]

Third Sunday of Easter, Series A, 2020 Luke 24:13-35

Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ Every Sunday we confess in the creed that Jesus rose again according to the Scriptures. We don’t just say that Jesus rose again. We add that he rose according to the Scriptures, just like the Scriptures said he would. It’s a little phrase that’s easy to overlook. But we shouldn’t […]

The Resurrection of Our Lord, 2020 Matthew 28:1-10

Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ There’s something final about Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. For one, the resurrection is the final word on Jesus. At first, Jesus’ death seemed to be the final word. Jesus and the Pharisees, chief priests, and elders had been at it for some time. Jesus claimed to be God’s Son, […]

Good Friday, 2020 Matthew 26:36–27:61

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Matthew 26:36–56 36 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here, while I go over there and pray.” 37 And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled. 38 Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with […]

Maundy Thursday, 2020 John 13:1-17, 31b-35

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ “You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done […]