Hi friends! It is my tradition on Confirmation Sunday to write a letter to the Confirmation Class for my sermon. This year's class was amazing and I was so humbled by the authenticity of the statements of faith they turned in.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Pentecost! It is crazy to me to think that last year I didn't get to preach Pentecost because it was late (first Sunday in June) and I was in the hospital with a new baby! The year went fast ...
Have a safe holiday weekend!
Do you ever have one of those moments where you outline one sermon and end up writing a completely different one? I had one of those moments last week. The sermon I ended up preaching has nothing to do with what I outline - and, truth be told, I'm not really sure how I ended up where I did. But I was happy with the way God told the story on Sunday. It was a message a lot of us - including me! - needed to hear.
Have a great week, everyone!
Sermon #2 of the hat trick of sermons posted today. This one is a little bit shorter - we had communion and a baptism and I didn't want to keep people in the pews until noon! I preached on John 15:9-17 and the command to love one another as Christ loves us. I talked about how the word "love" is translated from the Greek and how that helps us understand what Jesus was talking about. Enjoy!