Coming Into Focus

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho Feb 23, 2020 Mark 8:22-9;8 Today is Transfiguration Sunday. Each year, before we enter the Season of Lent, and as we leave the season of epiphany, we spend some time looking at the texts of Jesus’ transfiguration—when he takes a few of his disciples and…

Down the Mountain

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho Transfiguration Sunday, March 3, 2019 Matthew 16:24-17-12 Welcome to Transfiguration Sunday, the day we ponder the experience the disciples have, and the experiences we have, on the mountain tops of our life. Some of you have heard 11 years of Transfiguration sermons from me, and…

Transfigured for Compassion

Luke 9:21-45 A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church Feb 26, 2017 Today is Transfiguration Sunday. Each year, before we enter the Season of Lent, we spend some time looking at the texts of Jesus’ transfiguration—when he takes a few of his disciples and goes up on the mountainside. Matthew, Mark, and Luke each tell…

Transfigured Touch

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Boise, Idaho on March 2, 2014 Exodus 24:12-18 Matthew 17:1-9 Did you notice any similarities between the text from Exodus about Moses and Matthew’s story of the Transfiguration? I hope you did. And the author of Matthew’s gospel certainly hopes you did. Matthew, if you recall, tends…

Transfiguration 2013

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church on Feb 10, 2013. Exodus 34:29-35 Luke 9:28-43 I don’t know about you, but this was a busy week for me. Many of us were here yesterday as we celebrated the life of Bud Keyt. And our Presbytery met yesterday morning at First Presbyterian downtown and we voted…

Lonesome Valleys

A sermon preached at Southminster Presbyterian Church, Boise, Idaho Feb 19, 2012 Today is Transfiguration Sunday. Each year, before we enter the Season of Lent, we spend some time looking at the texts of Jesus’ transfiguration—when he takes a few of his disciples and goes up on the mountainside. Matthew, Mark, and Luke each tell…