Sermons tagged with ‘jesus’

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Loving and Remaining United, Message for May 6

Loving and Remaining United Message for May 6th, 2018 Based on John 15:9–17 These 9 verses are the continuation of last week’s scripture reading: Jesus’ story of the vine and the branches, and how Jesus is encouraging his followers to abide in him. We begin today with ‘As the Father has loved me, so I […]

Raised Up to Serve

Year B Epiphany 5 Healing of Peter’s Mother in Law Mark 1:29 – 39 Our gospel story for today is actually the continuation of the story we heard last week, the first healing story in Mark’s gospel. Here’s a recap: while Jesus was in the Temple teaching, and the people are amazed at his teachings, […]

The Baptism of Jesus

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The Baptism of Jesus Yr B 2017 Based on Mark 1: 1-11 with Genesis 1: 1-5, Psalm 29, Acts 19: 1-7   I truly appreciate how the scriptures for today come together this week, building upon each other, complementing each other, enhancing the message of God’s creation, God’s presence and God’s love in that presence. […]

Jesus, the GPS to God – Christmas Eve Sermon

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Christmas Eve Sermon, 2017 Jesus, the GPS to God! Well, it’s here. Christmas Eve. Advent, the four week time of waiting for Christmas and getting everything ready is now officially over. The bazaars, the shopping, the baking, cleaning, the decorating, the attending to and coordinating all the extra and special events that happen only this […]

Changing Tradition, Changing Minds-Message for Aug 20

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Changing Traditions, Changing Minds: Message for Sunday August 20th, 2017 Based on Matt 15: 10-28 This is a most interesting scripture reading from Matthew—very earthy writing, don’t you think, Jesus talking about bodily functions and sewers, ignoring a woman’s request for mercy, and calling a whole ethnic group of people dogs! Not the sort of […]

Come & See! ~ Homily for Easter 2017

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Come & See! ~ Homily for Easter 2017 ~ Based on Matthew 28: 1-10   Now, I’ve been asked on occasion why all the four gospel resurrection stories are slightly different; there more or less people present, more or fewer angels, different people in each story. Mark as the first one of the four to […]

Turning a blind eye, message for Lent 4

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Year A Lent 4 2017 “Turning a blind eye” John 9: 1-41 Jesus Heals blind man on a Sabbath So, another gospel story from John, another story of enlightenment this week—of coming to terms with change, through a new way of seeing who Jesus is and what he can do. And at the same time, […]

Hearing the call ~ Second Sunday of Lent

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Second Sunday of Lent, March 12.17 “Hearing the call, heeding the change” Based on Genesis 12:1-4a; John 3:1-17  “The Lord said to Abram, leave your country, your relatives, and your father’s home and go to a land that I am going to show you.” (Gen 12: 1 GNT) Abram is called by the Lord to […]

The Healing of Peter’s mother in law

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Message for a Healing Service, based on Mark 1: 29 – 39 February 19.17 It’s the Sabbath day, and Jesus has been teaching in the synagogue—and as it turns out there was a man there who was possessed by an unclean spirit. And Jesus’ response to this? He orders the evil spirit to come out […]