Sermons tagged with ‘homily’

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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.

Do This and Live

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Do This and Live

Of course they remember, they remember it all, this reminder bringing it all back. But still, it couldn’t be true, either way; it doesn’t work like that. Remembering Jesus through the empty tomb Great Vigil C |  Luke 24:1-12 The full text may be downloaded above. For the audio, visit the Rector’s Page.

True Love

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True Love

Because we’ll paint this picture of Jesus, like an icon, but more like an idol that will stand in for the real Jesus.  A cardboard cutout Christ. The kind of idol that has Jesus suggest we kill rather than love and pray for and show mercy to our friends and enemies and all manner of […]

New Life

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Lent 5C - New Life

Here Jesus comes and that woman, Mary, who I imagined hitting Jesus’s chest in anger and mourning, whose brother has been brought back from the dead, this Mary, takes a pound of ointment, which is brought in a giant vessel and she is going to wash Jesus’s feet and prepare him for his burial. Mary […]

A Father’s Love

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Lent 4C - A Father’s Love

Who could blame him if he didn’t want to go to that party? I wouldn’t. I bet you wouldn’t either. He’s rightfully mad. All these years – nothing – gone to waste. The Lost Sons and our fear of intimacy Lent 4C | Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 The full text may be downloaded above. For the […]

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 […]

Paving With Good Intentions

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Lent 2C - Paving With Good Intentions

But that is the mission. Jerusalem is the goal. This is where it will be finished. This is where the glory of GOD will be revealed and death will not have the final word. How the Pharisees try to warn Jesus and he keeps going anyway Lent 2C |  Luke 13:31-35 To full text may be […]

A Righteous Mercy

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Lent 1C - A Righteous Mercy

We are continuously tempted to betray Jesus’s vision of GOD for the devil’s. The Temptation’s distorted view of GOD Lent 1C |  Luke 4:1-13 The full text may be downloaded above. For the audio, visit the Rector’s Page.

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

Jesus and the Heart of the Matter

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The power of the Christmas story can be seen in what it drives us to do, where it drives us to go, who it drives us to become. The Inbreaking GOD and the hope of the world Christmas Day |  John 1:1-14 For the text and audio, visit the Rector’s Page.