Sermons tagged with ‘discipleship’

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The Story of Easter

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The Story of Easter

That GOD chooses to reveal the truth of Jesus to Mary, shouldn’t surprise anyone actually reading or following along in the big story. Jesus and  the life of faith Easter C |  John 20:1-18 The full text may be downloaded above. For the audio, visit the Rector’s Page.

Turning to GOD

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Lent 3C - Turning to GOD

And still we say that GOD punishes and we treat one another with great cruelty because we believe that GOD is in the business of hating and punishing and driving the immigrant out of the community in spite of everything written in Scripture which bears that as a lie, which reveals how false a claim […]

Not-So Secret Faith

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Not-So Secret Faith

How can we talk about always telling the truth and being honest, if we are also keeping secrets and refusing to share with one another? The love (without hypocrisy) Jesus longs for Ash Wednesday |  Matthew 6:1-6,16-21 For the text and audio, visit the Rector’s Page

What the Kingdom doesn’t look like

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Proper 23B

Love and inheritance Proper 23B  /  Mark 10:17-31 Simply getting rid of our stuff isn’t the action Jesus is calling for. Not exactly. Though it is certainly much closer than “GOD wants you to be rich.”

Possessing the Kingdom

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Proper 22B

How our focus on law and politics misses the real revelation Proper 22B  /  Mark 10:2-16 He’s not mincing words. The Kingdom belongs to them. Not the disciples. Not the Pharisees. Not the Romans. The children. We need to hear these words.

Learning Love

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Proper 20B

Following Jesus into a different understanding of love Proper 20B  /  Mark 9:30-37 It seems that they don’t want the world that Jesus is offering: the upside down economy of GOD’s divine fellowship of faith. They want to rule.  

Getting behind Jesus

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Proper 19B

Jesus turns toward Jerusalem before his followers are ready Proper 19B  |  Mark 8:27-38 This is the first movement in the turning point, the turning away from the early life of Jesus and toward his destiny. The turning away from safety and toward the danger of the cross. The turning away from home and toward […]

Not a role model

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Proper 13B

King David and GOD’s beautiful, flawed creation Proper 13B  /  2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a; John 6:24-35 David isn’t a role model. His isn’t a story to tell us that “with GOD, all things are possible.” We shouldn’t imitate David. His sin – a sin we recognize as a sin against GOD, his neighbor, and Bathsheba herself – […]

Do

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Jesus’s Departing Prayer Incites a Different Kind of Revolution/Easter 7B/John 17:6−19 Jesus, talking about “the world” seems to be describing the desired action rather than describing the status quo: the culture or people. You sent me, I came, I taught, I send, may you protect them, I sanctified so that they could be sanctified. It […]