Fear, Faith, and Foxes

Luke 13:1-9, 31-35 A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho. March 11, 2017 Jesus’ followers want him to answer the questions we always want God to answer for us too—why do bad things happen to good people? Let us recognize that Jesus, the ultimate “good people” is on his way to Jerusalem,…

When Good Things Happen to Bad Fig Trees

A Sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian March 3, 2013 Luke 13:1-17 Our text this morning is actually the first part of the chapter we read last week. Jesus, remember, is headed to Jerusalem, and to his death on a cross. And Jesus’ followers want him to answer the questions we always want God to answer…

Victory and Defeat

1 Samuel 7:1-17 A Sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church Where is God in victory and defeat? That’s the question I see in this text and I’ve noticed again and again as we’ve read the Old Testament. Is God with us when we succeed? Is God angry with us when we fail? Clearly the writers…