Sermons

July
23
2017

Sermon; 7 Pentecost, Proper 11A; Matt. 13:24-30, 36-43

Today we continue our journey with kingdom parables. If you remember from last week, I said that Matthew uses the word “kingdom” more than any other gospel, and because of that, how he...

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July
16
2017

Sermon; Proper 10A; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Today we begin a three week journey with what are commonly called “kingdom parables.” One of the things we need to know about Matthew's gospel is that it is a kingdom gospel. Matthew...

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July
9
2017

Sermon; 5 Pentecost, Proper 9A; Matt. 11:16-19, 25-30

The gospel passage for today is, in my opinion, misplaced. It has no context in which to place it. And it is a chopped up version of Chapter 11 that makes one wonder just what the lectionary...

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July
2
2017

Sermon; Proper 8A; Matthew 10:40-42

Today's gospel passage closes out the section on missional instructions given to the twelve disciples. This section began two weeks ago when Jesus called the twelve together and sent them out into...

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June
25
2017

Sermon; Proper 7A; Romans 6:1b-11

Two weeks ago we closed out the liturgical cycle with Trinity Sunday. Last week we moved into Ordinary Time with the sending of the disciples to proclaim the good news, cure the sick, raise the...

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