Sermons by David Jacobson

Sermons by David Jacobson

A Great Homecoming

On this joyous homecoming day I’d like to talk with you about perhaps the greatest homecoming in all of scripture. The reading from Luke is probably one of most famous stories in the Bible, and it’s frequently called the parable of the prodigal son. But the story comes from a context that we should remember before we dive into it. Jesus tells three parables about…

Receiving the Kingdom like a Child

I’d like to speak to you today about “Receiving/Welcoming the kingdom like a child” from our Mark passage Now, anyone that was awake during the Gospel reading noticed that the first 75% of the passage was not about this topic. Jesus was talking about divorce. Nearly all of you don’t want to hear a sermon about divorce. I don’t want to preach a sermon on divorce.…

Friendship with God

We’re in our 4th week of a sermon series on the book of James called “Friendship with God.” Have you heard of “the Five Love Languages?” The idea comes from a book by Gary Chapman, and it’s frequently used with married couples or couples about to get married. The basic idea is that everyone has one or more primary ways in which they receive love, and the…

Anger

A Sermon on Ephesians 4:25-5:2 This week I encountered this quote from writer and preacher Frederick Buechner. “Of the seven deadly sins, anger is possibly the most fun. To lick your wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come, to savor to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you…

The Christmas Present

A Sermon for Christmas Eve, 2017, based on Luke 2:11-12 What is the worst Christmas present you’ve ever gotten? When I was a little boy, I thought that pretty much every Christmas gift that wasn’t a video game or at least a toy was the worst Christmas present I’d ever gotten. To shirts, I’d say “Why?” To socks? “Are you kidding me?” To a book? Well, it…