A Sermon on Matthew 16:21-28 for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A
Preached August 31, 2014, by the Revs. Matthew Emery & Nancy McLaren
On August 31st, our pastors—the Rev. Matthew Emery, senior minister, and the Rev. Nancy McLaren—preached on Matthew 16:21-28 by way of a dialogue sermon. Being a conversational and semi-extemporaneous delivery, no sermon manuscript is available.
A very high-quality sermon on this passage which engaged the same core theological theme that Pastors Matt and Nancy explored was delivered by the Rev. Carrie Ballenger Smith, a friend of Pastor Matt’s and ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (with which we in the United Church of Christ are in full communion). Pastor Smith recently began serving as pastor to the English-speaking congregation of the historic Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem’s Old City, and this sermon was delivered there also on August 31st. Link here to read Pastor Smith’s sermon.