Sermons by The Rev. Cara Spaccarelli
In this Bible study style sermon, Jesus, a skilled debater whose techniques would fit right in with political debates today, reminds us of what the most important thing is even in contentious times.
In the Old Testament story of Job, God responds to the perennial question – why do the good and faithful suffer? Perhaps it is not the response, but that God responds that is the answer.
When Jesus encounters the rich man yearning for eternal life, he sees a man whose wealth has blinded him to looking beyond himself. Jesus invites us to live another way.
If taming the tongue is impossible like James says, why and how should we pay attention to our words?
Jesus encounters his own prejudice when confronted by a Syrophoenician woman and changes his behavior. What about us?
On the feast day of Mary Magdalene, the sermon explores what we know and what we might imagine about the female disciple closest to Jesus.
Resilience is a gift of maturing in our faith. The ancient sequoia trees have some lessons for those who seek to grow more resilient.
The first decision Peter and the disciples made without Jesus – replacing Judas as the 12th apostle – didn’t turn out great. What can we learn from their experience about making decisions under pressure?
A reflection on the Christian Cliche – “God never gives you more than you can handle”