Sermons

March
21
2021

Sermon; Lent 5B; John 12:20-33 (24)

Last week I began my sermon by relaying a piece of advice from my homiletics professor about preaching on John. That advice, in a word, was, “Don't.” One commentator on John writes,...

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March
14
2021

Sermon; Lent 4B; Numb. 21: 4-9; John 3:14-21; Lent 4 Collect

When I was in seminary, my homiletics professor had this piece of advice when it came to preaching on the Gospel of John: Don't. But then you get to days like today and run into texts with...

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March
7
2021

Sermon; Lent 3B; John 2:13-22

Today we hear the story of Jesus rampaging through the temple at a time close to the Passover. Today we hear the story when Jesus, filled with righteous anger, destroyed or damaged the property of...

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February
28
2021

Sermon; Lent 2B;Mark 8:31-38

Today's gospel passage comes at approximately the halfway point of Mark. There are sixteen chapters in that gospel, and today's passages comes from the end of Chapter 8. Now you might be tempted to...

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February
21
2021

Sermon; Lent 1B ; Mark 1:9-15

There are a few days on the Church calendar when we get the same reading every year: Christmas and the first Sunday after Christmas, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week and the second Sunday of...

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