Sermons tagged with ‘Love’

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Talentless

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Talentless

In the parable of the bridesmaids (Matthew 25:14-30), Jesus gives a chilling picture of the kin-dom which is more “what not to do” than it is “how to be a Christian”.   Jesus isn’t interested in your talent – only your love. Proper 28A  |  Matthew 25:24-30 If I entrusted you with a key to […]

Blessed in the Dirt

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Blessed in the Dirt

In the Beatitudes, Jesus shows us what it truly means to be blessed, revealing the truth about the kin-dom. It isn’t about winning or getting in.   Being blessed by God means lifting up the lowest, not living like a king Saints A  | Matthew 5:1-12 Do you feel blessed? I don’t mean #blessed or […]

Love Against the Wind

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Love Against the Wind

Why we know to love, but not how or when. We often think of love as the antidote to chaos, but it isn’t so related to the chaos. The love Jesus calls us to is not from this world, but for it. Proper 25A  |  Matthew 22:34-46 This year, we gathered at the river for […]

Faces of Love

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Faces of Love

In Matthew 22:15-22, we get stuck on the words “Give therefore to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s” we forget the whole thing’s a trap. The point isn’t what we give to the Emperor, but that we see each other Proper 24A  | Matthew 22:15-22 I don’t know if any of you have […]

Love Poets

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Like poets, Jesus invites his followers to observe in our world those places where God breaks through so that we might revel in that joy. discovering Jesus in the world and sharing his love Proper 12A | Matthew 13:31-33,44-52 The work of the poet is discovery. After ruthless editing of course. Discovery. It begins first […]

With the Communion of Saints

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With the Communion of Saints

In the ascension, Jesus leaves the followers with the vision, mercy, and love to do the work they were already doing, always called to do. The Power and weakness of God is in us, in our love and work Easter 7A  |  Acts 1:6-14, John 17:1-11 The book of Acts begins with an end. It […]

Full of Love

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Full of Love

We get that Jesus wants his followers to love others. It’s just that we have plenty of “yeah, but” excuses for not making it more important. Following in the way of Jesus means relearning to love Easter 6A  | John 14:15-21 My parents were going out on a date and I was old enough to […]

Hearts Broken Open

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Hearts Broken Open

In Acts, we are given the example of Stephen–a deacon, prophet, and preacher–whose love reveals the very love of God for all of us. The killing of Stephen and the opening of our hearts Easter 5A  |  Acts 7:55-60 Why do they kill Stephen? Our lectionary jumps in at the very end of a two […]

Choose to Love

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Choose to Love

When Jesus said he came to fulfill the Law, he was talking about building the blessed community of love and hope, not individual freedom. Or How to Build the Blessed Community 7th Sunday after the Epiphany Leviticus 19:1-2,9-18, Matthew 5:38-48 This is an honest question. How many times have we heard a Christian, a follower […]

Waters Shall Break Forth

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Waters Shall Break Forth

These images reveal the beauty of creation and of GOD’s mission in the world. Of a dream that is not yet realized but will be. Will be! God’s message draws us to the margins Advent 3A |  Isaiah 35:1-10 When I first visited my grandparents in Green Valley, I really didn’t know what to expect. […]