Living, Dying, Rising

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho February 18, 2018 John 11:1-44 Jesus’ friend, whom he loved, Lazarus, was dead. He was buried. He was in the tomb 4 days, and every good Jew knew that the soul never stayed with the body after 3 days. So he was dead, dead, dead.…

Clear Vision

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church John 9 February 10, 2018 For Jesus in John’s gospel, everything in the world is a sign that points to him, helping us see and hear him more clearly. In John’s gospel, there aren’t miracles as we have in the other gospels. There are signs. And the signs…

What do we let people see?

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho Feb 4, 2018 John 4 Last week, you heard the story of Nicodemus meeting Jesus. While the woman at the well is my favorite story in the bible, I also love the Nicodemus story, and I noticed some contrasts and some similarity between them. Nicodemus…

The Invitation

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church Jan 7, 2018 John 1:35-51 Our text from John’s gospel today gives us another picture of how we are called together into community. It begins after John the Baptist’s account of Jesus’ baptism, which is closely connected to the calling of the disciples. Randy preached about this text…

Found in Translation

A Christmas Eve sermon from Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho Dec 24, 2017 John 1 In the Guardian of the Galaxy movies, one of the unlikely “superheroes” among the cast of unlikely characters is Groot. In the Guardian of the Galaxy movies, one of the unlikely “superheroes” among the cast of unlikely characters is Groot. Groot…