Sheep Without a Shepherd

A sermon preached at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, California July 18, 2021 Jeremiah 23:1-6 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 The Lectionary cycle this year has given us lots of bible stories about sheep and shepherds. I was going to say “more stories than we wanted” about sheep and shepherds, but then it occurred to me…

Bold Sheep

A sermon preached at Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, California April 25, 2021 Acts 4:5-13 John 10:11-18 The day before our story in Acts begins, Peter and John were walking into the Temple in Jerusalem and a lame beggar, who had sat at the gate every day for years, asked them for a handout.…

From Fishing to Shepherding

A sermon preached for Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho May 3 2020 John 21 Peter. I love Peter. Peter had been there through the arrest, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus. You’ll remember that Peter was also the disciple who denied Jesus three times before the rooster crowed. But despite his denial of Jesus, and…

The Found

A sermon preached at University Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, TX Sept 16, 2019 Luke 15:1-10 note–this weekend, Covenant Network hosted an event at University Presbyterian in San Antonio. I am thankful to their pastor, Dries Coetzee, for allowing me to preach in worship Sunday after the event. UPC was my church home in college.…

One Flock, One Shepherd

A Sermon preached at Boise Presbytery meeting May 14, 2011 John 10:1-19 We are in good company when we disagree over interpretation of Scripture. In our text this morning, we’re told that the community was divided because of Jesus’ words. They weren’t even dealing with issues of translation or cultural context, as we must, when…