Sermons

Weekly professional powerhouse sermons by Leonard Sweet.

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No Kids Left Behind

No Kids Left Behind Lectionary 23 September 2018 18th Sunday After Pentecost Proverbs 31:10-31 Psalm 1 James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a Mark 9:30-37 Text to Life Everyone has a “pet peeve.” A “pet peeve” is not a major moral disaster, but it is an action or attitude that simply, yet constantly, rubs…

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Who Am I?

Who Am I? Lectionary 16 September 2018 17th Sunday After Pentecost Proverbs 1:20-33 Psalm 19 James 3:1-12 Mark 8:27-38 Text to Life “Who do others say I am?” Every one of us knows that question. Every one of us has asked that question. Every one of us has lost sleep,…

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The Art of the Heal

The Art of the Heal Lectionary 9 September 2018 16th Sunday After Pentecost Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 Psalm 125 James 2:1-10 (11-13), 14-17 Mark 7:24-37 Text to Life Back in the late sixties there was a kind of “hippie-yippee,” hallelujah, hootenanny Christian movement whose followers were known as “Jesus Freaks.”…

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TNT

TNT Lectionary 26 August 2018 14th Sunday After Pentecost 1 Kings 8: (1,6,10-11), 22-30, 41-43 Psalm 84 Ephesians 6:10-20 John 6:56-69 Text to Life One of the perks of going “back to school” is looking forward to getting some new additions to your wardrobe. It’s fun to get new sneakers,…

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Amen, and Amen

Amen, and Amen Lectionary 19 August 2018 13th Sunday After Pentecost 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 Psalm 111 Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58 Text to Life There was a time, not so long ago, when a handshake really did “seal the deal.” If witnessed by others, a handshake became a legally binding…

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Stranger to Strange

Strangers to Strange Lectionary 5 August 2018 11th Sunday After Pentecost 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a Psalm 51:1-12 Ephesians 4:1-16 John 6:24-35 Text to Life A local news station takes time out from reporting “hard” news every Saturday morning and lightens things up a bit. They do this with a series called…

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Bless This Mess

Bless This Mess Lectionary 29 July 2018 10th Sunday After Pentecost 2 Samuel 11:1-15 Psalm 14 Ephesians 3:14-21 John 6:1-21 Text to Life Are you a “clean desk” person or a “messy desk” person? Clean desk people have carefully organized racks of files, stacks of notes, and they strictly adhere…

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