Sermons tagged with ‘Pharisees’

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Standing Among Us

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Standing Among Us

John the Baptist returns for Advent 3B (John 1:6-8,19-28). But do we handicap the truth by expecting honesty in response to a dishonest question? How dishonesty keeps the faithful from seeing Jesus Advent 3B  |  John 1:6-8,19-28 Who are you? This is the question the priests and Levites were sent to ask. Sent. By whom? The […]

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 […]

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.

Breaking the rules with Jesus

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Proper 17B

Jesus as the bad influence your parents never warned you about Proper 17B | Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 We are so much like the Pharisees. We really are. We focus on the rules, not their purpose or how they encourage us to build strong relationships with GOD, one another, and the wider community. That is […]