"luke" Tagged Sermons

Roots & Wings

Luke 6:17-26, The Voice and The Tree of Life Version 17 The whole crowd of disciples (including the 12 now designated as His emissaries) came down together, and they stood on a level area nearby. They were joined by an even greater crowd of people who had come from across the whole region – from all of Judea, from Jerusalem, and more from the coastal areas of [Lebanon]. 18 All of them had come to hear Him and to be…

Hens, Heroes & Another Mother’s Sermon

Like the mother hen of Luke 13:34 Jesus shakes out his feathers, spreads his wings, and faces the foxes. Mothers and mother-ers are both warm AND fierce. The wisdom of children demands it. We are all nesting in the branches of the same Tree of Life. This Sunday we will celebrate the many forms of “mothering” in our lives: mothers, mother figures, and those filling a mothering role. We do this even as we also remember those grieving the loss of a mother, those with challenging relationships with a mother, and those who long to be mothers. Together, we will sing and talk and pray. We will encounter the Holy.