Be Ready for Joy

An Easter sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian church in Boise, Idaho April 21, 2019 Matthew 28:1-10 The first day of the week was dawning, and according to Matthew’s gospel, two women go to Jesus’ tomb. In the other gospels, the number of women changes, but in all the gospels, the Easter morning story is told…

Fear and Great Joy

An Easter Sermon, preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho April 20, 2014 I confess Matthew’s account of the Easter story is not the one I’ve spent the most time with. I like the stark account that Mark tells, where the women flee in terror and say nothing to no-body.  I like the encounter…