Sermons from November 2015

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Temptation

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The First Sunday of Advent intersects with my series on Gifts of the Dark Wood. Temptation is the gift. Jesus in the desert is the text. Hope is the theme.

The Art of Losing

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The theme is lost as a gift of the Dark Wood. We reflect on the art of losing especially when it might be time to lose the notion of Christ the King.

Under the Thunder

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Continuing the Fall series on themes from the book by Eric Elnes, Gifts of the Dark Wood, the exploration this week is “thunderstruck.” The sermon is based on the scene of Elijah in the cave.

The Gift of Emptiness

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We explore the gift of emptiness in the Dark Wood. The text is from the Gospel of Thomas, saying 97, the parable of the empty jar. The Fall sermon series is based on a book by Eric Elnes, Gifts of the Dark Wood.