Kairos: Palm Sunday Sermon

Here is a Palm Sunday sermon from one year ago, spoken just as we were beginning this pandemic. I love the concept of Kairos and think of it often. In the midst of the last year we’ve lived, alongside the grief, pain, disruption, and shared trauma, have we also had moments where goodness seemed to find us too? — moments that revealed what is most deeply true and valued in our lives? I hope these moments can continue to guide us into the months and years ahead.

Smuggling Grace

This is a sermon I prepared for Northside Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor this morning on Matthew 21:1-11. The video above is from Facebook Live. If you have any challenges accessing the video in this post, feel free to go here.

Matthew 21:1-11

When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, ‘Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, just say this, “The Lord needs them.” And he will send them immediately.’ This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet, saying,

‘Tell the daughter of Zion,
Look, your king is coming to you,
humble, and mounted on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’

The disciples…

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