SUNDAY SERMON: No ashes, no excuses

Rev. Stephen Baldwin OT: Genesis 9.8-17 NT: Matthew 6.1-6, 16-21 Ash Wednesday is the most honest day in the whole year, for it is the day we confront the basic truth of our existence: We are made of dust, and to dust we shall one day return. That’s what I really loved about our Wednesday […]

ASH WEDNESDAY SERMON: Doesn’t Jesus say not to show off?

Rev. Stephen Baldwin NT: Matthew 6.1-6, 16-21 Ministers are criticized, usually fairly, for not practicing what we preach. (What human does? But that’s another sermon.) So after reading that passage where Jesus says not to practice your piety in front of others to be seen, I decided it might be hard to preach that and […]