Sermons by Rev. Lucas Edwards

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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 […]

Pentecost 16, Series A, 2020 Matthew 20.1-16

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Read Today’s Reading » +++++++ It’s hard to rejoice in the generosity of God when you’re worried about keeping score.   And everyone seems to be keeping score anymore. David Zahl has this insightful little book called Seculosity. He points out that there’s this thing called virtue signaling. Virtue signaling is when you go out of your way to signal that […]

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 […]