SERMONS

Seeds, Sowers and Top Soil: Who are we? The Parable of the Sower

Seeds, Sowers and Top Soil: Who are we? The Parable of the Sower

Seeds, Sowers and Top Soil: Who are we? October 17 – Metro Baptist Church Cláudio Carvalhaes Mark 4:1–8   The Parable of the Sower Again he began to teach beside the lake. Such a very large crowd gathered around him that he got into a boat on the lake and sat there, while the whole crowd was beside the lake on the land. 2 He began to teach them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them: 3 ‘Listen! A sower went out to sow. 4 And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path,…

The Sun and the Moon – Genesis 1: 14-19 – Sermon

The Sun and the Moon – Genesis 1: 14-19 – Sermon

The Sun and the Moon October 3, 2021 – Grace Lutheran Church Rev. Dr. Cláudio Carvalhaes Genesis 1:14-19 14 And God said, ‘Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the dome of the sky to give light upon the earth.’ And it was so. 16 God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. 17 God…

Two Sermons on Immigration: “We have Arrived” and “Siding with the Immigrants”

Two Sermons on Immigration: “We have Arrived” and “Siding with the Immigrants”

These two sermons were preached at the Frontera de Cristo conference celebrating its 35 years. RESPONDING TO AN EXODUS: Gospel Hospitality and Empire – November 8-10, 2019, in Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico We have Arrived   Opening Worship – Friday at 5:30pm    2 Corinthians 4:1-15 1 Therefore, since it is by God’s mercy that we are engaged in this ministry, we do not lose heart.  2 We have renounced the shameful things that one hides; we refuse to practice cunning or to falsify God’s word; but by the open statement of the truth we commend ourselves to the conscience of everyone…

The Disastrous Situation of Immigrants in US

The Disastrous Situation of Immigrants in US

This sermon was preached at the Hispanic Sumemr Program in San Antonio, TX, 2019 The Disastrous Situation of Immigrants in US Matthew 24: 1-14   You see all these buildings, do you not? Truly I tell you, not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down… Beware that no one leads you astray… And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not alarmed… all this is but the beginning of the birth pangs. ‘Then they will hand you over to be tortured and will put you to death. Many will…

Life Lived in Lights, Shadows and Darkness​​ – Sermon Preached at Duke Chapel

Life Lived in Lights, Shadows and Darkness​​ – Sermon Preached at Duke Chapel

Sermon: Life Lived in Lights, Shadows and Darkness​​ Duke Chapel February 11, 2018 The video of the whole service is here: https://chapel.duke.edu/events/university-worship-1518364800-1518368400   Biblical readings   Mark 9:2-9 9:2 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 9:3 and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. 9:4 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. 9:5 Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to…