Sermons on 2 Corinthians

Sermons on 2 Corinthians

SOS

2 Corinthians 6:1-13 and Mark 4:35-41 When I was young—about third grade, or so—my father often worked multiple jobs and irregular hours. It seemed to me that he was always either away at work or getting some much-needed sleep before heading out to another job. Looking back, it was totally logical that the household rule was never to wake him up when he was sleeping. But, to an eight-year-old who had recently received his first ever fishing pole for a…

Like Watching Grass Grow

Mark 4:26-34 and 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17 Today is Children’s Sunday, which is typically a day for celebrating the young people of the congregation and the church’s ministry of planting the seeds of Christian discipleship in their young hearts and minds. Of course, there was nothing typical about this past year. The pandemic erased any chance for holding Church School classes or group activities. Appropriate to how the year unfolded, the theme for the Church School year was “We Walk…

Group Portraits

Mark 9:2-10 and 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Precisely one year ago to this day, just shy of a couple of dozen Holy Land pilgrims from this church and a couple of Connecticut congregations, were setting foot on American soil again. Nearly every one of us carried the same souvenir carefully packed away in our luggage. It was a group picture of us all taken in the city of Jerusalem. The panoramic view of Jerusalem in the background lent an unmistakable context…

Veils

Preached FCCW March 3. 2019 Transfiguration Sunday 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 and Luke 9:28-43a The quote for meditation on the cover of your bulletin comes from a prominent leader in the early days of the Christian Church, named Irenaeus. It begins with these words, “The glory of God is a human being fully alive.” But, what does it mean to be fully alive? For some it might involve some kind of thrill-seeking adventure. Maybe bungee jumping, climbing Mt. Everest, or booking…

Proclaiming Ourselves

Preached FCCW, June 3, 2018 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 and Mark 2:23-3:6   Whenever we gather at the table of Communion, as we do this morning, we pause to be reminded of a few things. You could say that this is when we “set the table” for the meal we are about to share together. We begin with an acknowledgement of whose table it is. It is not ours. It is the table of our Lord. Next, we are reminded of…