Author Archives: Kevin Gasser

About Kevin Gasser

I envision this site to be a place where I can post my weekly sermon text and invite feedback from anyone who is interested in the church, theology, or life in general. Please note that these sermons are rough drafts of what I plan to say from the pulpit, so typos are common.

Loving our Jewish Neighbors

Deuteronomy 6:1-9 1These are the commands, decrees and laws the Lord your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, 2 so that you, your children and their children … Continue reading

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Beyond Tolerance

Luke 10:25-37 25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read … Continue reading

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The Anthropology of Paddington Bear

1 John 1:1-2:2 New International Version (NIV) 1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word … Continue reading

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Grammar and Punctuation Matter

John 20:1-18 I received a couple of novelty t-shirts this past Christmas, which I interpret as my family telling me that it is time for me to loosen up a bit. Usually, I’m a straight up polo kind of guy. … Continue reading

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Be the Donkey

Mark 11:1-11 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, … Continue reading

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A New Covenant

Jeremiah 31:31-34 31 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant I made with their … Continue reading

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Snakes, Crosses, and Other Strange Stories

Numbers 21:4-9 New International Version (NIV) 4 They traveled from Mount Hor along the route to the Red Sea, to go around Edom. But the people grew impatient on the way; 5 they spoke against God and against Moses, and … Continue reading

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