Sermons from September 2018

Sermons from September 2018

Rev. Jeff Wakeley, September 23, 2018, Mark 9: 30-37

We have all heard or used the expression, “I have lot of things on my plate right now.”   We understand that can mean a lot of things.  It can mean that we are busy with a big project.  It can mean a concern about a loved one. It can mean dealing with a serious illness.  It can mean having a lot of…

Rev. Jeff Wakeley, September 16, 2018

Mark 8:27-34 This was for many in our country, a somber week.  It was the seventeenth anniversary of 9/11.      I knew two people who died when the towers collapsed.    I grew up with one them. His name was Evan Gillette.   We were in Boys Scouts together.  The other one was Yolanda Dowling.  She was a classmate at Westminster Choir College. It was also a week filled with…

Rev. Jeff Wakeley, September 9, 2018

Mark 7:24-37 Moses and Jesus were playing a round golf when they came to hole with a long pond.  Jesus teed up the ball and said, “I saw Tiger Woods make this shot.”  Moses replied, “It’s too far, the ball will land in the water.”   Jesus was insistent, “I saw Tiger make this shot.  If he can do it I can too!”  Jesus hit the ball as hard as he could but the ball was short…

Rev. Jeff Wakeley , September 2, 2018 The Un-easiness of Grace

Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 When I was teaching skiing at Breckenridge, many of my clients were from across the pond from places like England, Scotland and from Australia.   They didn’t call their time at Breckenridge a vacation.   They made it clear that they were on Holiday.  What’s more, their…