“Giving Up Death,” An Easter Sermon by Alan Sherouse

“Giving Up Death,” An Easter Sermon by Alan Sherouse

  John 20:1-18 Dead people stay dead. The first time I learned this – really learned it – I was about 8 years old, attending the funeral for my 101 yr old great grandmother. It’s a formative memory, mostly because it was my first experience with an open casket...
“Giving Up Safety,” A Sermon by Alan Sherouse

“Giving Up Safety,” A Sermon by Alan Sherouse

  Matthew 21:1-11 It was Palm Sunday, some years ago and John Buchanan, longtime editor of The Christian Century and pastor of Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church, was gathered outside at the start of the service for one of his favorite traditions of the year:...
“Giving Up Superiority,” A Sermon by Alan Sherouse

“Giving Up Superiority,” A Sermon by Alan Sherouse

Our sermons throughout Lent are on “Giving Up Your Own Way.” We’re following the Revised Common Lectionary and considering those things God calls us to give up – not just for 40 days, but for all of our days – so that we can take up the way of Jesus Christ. This...