Lessons in Divine Botany

Lessons in Divine Botany

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. In our Old Testament and Gospel readings today, we hear a great deal (so it seems) about botany and horticulture: a cedar tree, and a young, tender sprig taken from its crown and planted, in...
This Treasure in Jars of Clay

This Treasure in Jars of Clay

The sermon text for the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost is from 2 Corinthians 4:5–7 [5] For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. [6] For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has...
A Mother Who Prayed

A Mother Who Prayed

The sermon text for the 7th Sunday of Easter is from Acts 1:14 [14] All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers. (ESV) “Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy...
What Christ Commands

What Christ Commands

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. There’s a story that’s been around a while, about a Sunday school teacher.  One morning she tells her students, “Okay, class, I’m going to describe something to you, and I want you to tell me...
You Are a Believer, but Still …

You Are a Believer, but Still …

In the name of the Father and of the ✠ Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen. Charles Hubbard is a Vietnam veteran from Austin, Texas.  A few years ago he received a letter from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs informing him that he was dead and that his family...