Sermons on “Ezekiel”

Can These Dry Bones Live?

Grace and peace to you on this Advent Sunday, just fourteen days from the celebrated eve of our Savior’s birth.

Today’s reading, the story of the prophet Ezekiel’s bizarre vision of the dry bones, seems like a rather odd text for the Christmas season, doesn’t it? I don’t know about you, but when I read this story my mind instantly goes to some of the zombie apocalypse images smattered about on my Netflix home page.

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Prophecy of Presence

When I first started to realize my call to ministry, I was really careful about who I talked to about it. It made me a little anxious to try to explain to my closest friends and family that I felt strongly that God had called me to be a pastor. And frankly, that anxiety was well-placed. Almost without exception, it was those who were closest to me who were the most skeptical of what I understood as God’s word at work in my life.

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