Sermons

December
17
2017

Sermon; Advent 3B; John 1:6-8, 19-28

Once again we hear the story (or part of the story) of John the Baptist, but this time it comes from the gospel of John (referred to as “the fourth gospel” from here on out to avoid...

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December
10
2017

Sermon; Advent 2B; Mark 1:1-8

Last week we heard from Mark's “little apocalypse” and Jesus' promise that his words will not pass away even though heaven and earth will. Today we move from a focus on the last days to...

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December
3
2017

Sermon; Advent 1B; Mark 13:24-37

As I said at the beginning of the announcements, “Happy New Year!”

Today is the First Sunday of Advent, the first Sunday in the liturgical cycle, and the first Sunday of Year B. Unlike...

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November
26
2017

Sermon; Last Pentecost/Proper 29A; Christ the King Sunday; Matt. 25:31-46

Last Pentecost/ProperToday is the Last Sunday after Pentecost, otherwise known as Christ the King Sunday, or the Reign of Christ Sunday. Whatever we choose to call it, today signifies and...

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November
19
2017

Sermon; 24 Pentecost/Proper 28A; Matthew 25:14-30

Once again we get a story from Jesus having to do with the kingdom and the end of the age. Once again we get a story about judgment, who's allowed to be part of the kingdom, and who is excluded...

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