October 28, 2018: The Rev. Tom Momberg

GOD’S PERSPECTIVE A Sermon on Psalm 126 The Lord has done great things for us, and we are glad indeed! In my early days here, I wrote something for your e-newsletter. It was about Robert Wicks, a writer, therapist and spiritual guide. Wicks is also a popular speaker. His Brooklyn accent helps bring his stories […]

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October 13, 2018: The Rev. Tom Momberg

A LONG, LOVING LOOK A Sermon on Mark 10:17-31 Is it here?  Is it finally here?  Spring was sprung an eternity ago, and for the longest time, it’s felt like an endless summer.  But one day last week, I opened the front door back home, and I took a deep breath.  Yes, it’s Fall in […]

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September 30, 2018: The Rev. Tom Momberg

THE SCANDAL OF RECOVERY A Sermon on Mark 9:38-50 When I turned eighteen, I thought I was a real man. An oldest son and high school graduate with honors, I enrolled in a prestigious university, on full scholarship.  Now . . . I’d been invited to join a fraternity! I also joined another well-known, unofficial […]

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September 23, 2018: The Rev. Tom Momberg

WELCOME THE CHILDREN OF GOD: Part One A Sermon on Mark 9:30-37 Last week, while I was getting ready to leave my house in Memphis and visit a clergy friend who is now in hospice, I decided I needed to spend some time in prayer.  I sat down to pray.  Soon after I had become […]

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September 9, 2018: The Rev. Tom Momberg

CONSTANTLY CALLED TO CONVERSION A Sermon on Mark 7:24-30 Have you met Tux?  Tux is a new member of Rosa’s family.  Tux is young and small and friendly.  Sometimes, Tux comes to work with Rosa.  When Tux wags that tail, I want to pet Tux.  But right now, Tux is teething.  That means Tux likes […]

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August 19, 2018: The Rev. Tom Momberg

BECOMING WISE A Sermon on Proverbs 9:6 Be silent, still, aware. For here in the midst of us the Spirit is at prayer. Knock, and open.  Seek, and find. Heart wisdom. Christ. AMEN.  That prayer was introduced to me by Jim Fenhagen, Dean of General Theological Seminary while I was a student there.  Jim prayed […]

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August 26, 2018: The Rev. Tom Momberg

BROKEN FOR ME, BROKEN FOR YOU A Sermon on John 6:56-69 Broken for me, broken for you / The body of Jesus, broken for you.  I like to sing the Lord’s Prayer on Sunday.  When we do, I  remember the Fisherfolk.  “Fisherfolk” was a stage name for musical artists who are also part of a […]

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August 12, 2018: The Rev. Tom Momberg

ANGER BEFORE SUNDOWN A Sermon on Ephesians 4:25-5:2 And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love; Yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love. It is my great privilege and pleasure to be with all of you today in this sacred place and community called Ascension.  I am grateful to […]

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