Sermons

July
30
2017

Sermon; 8 Pentecost/Proper 12A; Matt. 13:31-33, 44-52

Today is the last in the series of kingdom parables we've been hearing. As promised from last week, these are all of the parables we missed then. Also, as promised, these parables come in quick...

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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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