Sermons

February
19
2017

Epiphany 7A

Last week we heard four of six of what are called the six antitheses, or six opposites.  They are called this because of Jesus', “You have heard it said . . . but I say to you”...

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February
12
2017

Epiphany 6A

Our cycle of readings continues working through the Sermon on the Mount.  So before I get involved with today's gospel, who can tell me what last week's sermon was about?  And saying,...

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February
5
2017

Epiphany 5A

You are the salt of the earth.

You are the light of the world.

All of the commentaries I have are in agreement that these statements from Jesus are of a corporate nature.  The...

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January
29
2017

Micah and the Beatitudes

The Sermon on the Mount spans three chapters – 5, 6, and 7 – in Matthew, and is the longest collection of teachings/sayings in the gospel.  It is also the centerpiece of Matthew's...

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January
22
2017

Epiphany 3A

What are we waiting for?  That, I think, is the question we need to ask ourselves.

Last week, if you remember, I discussed how the image of seeing was so prevalent in the gospel and in this...

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