Sermons

August
16
2020

Sermon; 11 Pentecost/Proper 15A; Matthew 15:10-28

When dealing with Scripture, or anything for that matter, context is important. At its most basic level, context rounds out a story so we can fully understand what is going on. At its most...

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August
9
2020

Sermon; 10 Pentecost/Proper 14A; Matt. 14:22-33

Today's gospel passage immediately follows last week's passage. As a refresher, Jesus had just heard about John being executed by Herod, so he went to spend some time alone; but as always happens,...

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August
2
2020

Sermon; 9 Pentecost/Proper 13A; Matthew 14:13-21

Today's gospel story is a familiar one to us – the feeding of the 5000. There are a couple of things I want to point out before I really get into this passage. First, the lectionary story we...

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July
26
2020

Sermon; 8 Pentecost/Proper 12A; Matt. 13:31-33, 44-54

For the past three Sundays we have been in Matthew 13 hearing what are known as kingdom parables. There are seven such parables in this chapter – the two longer ones from the previous two...

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July
19
2020

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

Just like last week, we are teaching the crowds in parables.  There can be many interpretations, but I’d like to share what I’ve seen in my life of ‘Wheat’ and...

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