"seeds" Tagged Sermons

"seeds" Tagged Sermons

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Tragedy Is No Match For God’s Love: Pentecost 18

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost: October 4, 2020 Year A, Psalm 19; Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46 CLICK HERE to view the video recording of this Morning Prayer service and sermon on Facebook. Our young people led the readings today. CLICK HERE for the service bulletin. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ This parable begins with a landowner who plants a vineyard, puts a fence around it, digs a winepress in it, builds a watchtower, entrusts that watchtower, that vineyard, that winepress to tenants,…
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Who Is Really In Charge? Pentecost 17

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost: September 27, 2020 Year A, Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16; Exodus 17:1-7; Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 21:23-32 This service was outdoors at Shrine Mont, so there was no recording. CLICK HERE for the service bulletin. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Authority is an age-old issue of power dynamics. There’s the authority that comes with power and dominance; there’s authority that comes with true leadership, authority that has come about because a leader cares about the people and causes they lead. Anyone who’s ever had…
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Embracing God’s Divine Economy: Pentecost 16

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost: September 20, 2020 Year A, Proper 20: Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45; Exodus 16:2-15; Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 20:1-16 CLICK HERE to view the video recording of this Morning Prayer service and sermon on Facebook. Our young people led the readings today. CLICK HERE for the service bulletin. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Our gospel today begins with Jesus telling a parable. It’s fair to say that many of us struggle to understand the parables of Jesus, because somehow they just don’t seem to…
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Jesus Shows Us The Way: Pentecost 13

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost: August 30, 2020 Year A, Proper 17: PPsalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c; Exodus 3:1-15; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28 CLICK HERE to view the video recording of this Morning Prayer service and sermon on Facebook. Our young people led the readings today. CLICK HERE for the service bulletin. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Last week I indicated that the gospel lesson was sort of a prelude or introduction to this week’s gospel. Jesus had asked his disciples to reflect on who he…
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How Can We Proclaim Christ Today? Pentecost 12

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost: August 23, 2020 Year A, Proper 16: Psalm 124, 16-22, 45b; Exodus 1:8-2:10; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20 CLICK HERE to view the video recording of this Morning Prayer service and sermon on Facebook. Our young people led the readings today. CLICK HERE for the service bulletin. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ In our gospel reading from Matthew today, perhaps the teachers among us noticed a subtle shift in the teaching technique Jesus used to make his disciples understand. Instead of…
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We Are Called To Live Into The Truth of God’s Love: Pentecost 11

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost: August 16, 2020 Year A, Proper 15: Psalm 133, 16-22, 45b; Genesis 45:1-15, 12-28; Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28 CLICK HERE to view the video recording of this Spiritual Communion service and sermon on Facebook. Our young people led the readings today. CLICK HERE for the service bulletin. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I had a difficult time deciding which lesson to choose to preach about this morning.  The story from Genesis about Joseph reuniting with his brothers…
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God Shows Up In Unexpected Ways: Pentecost 10

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost: August 9, 2020 Year A, Proper 14: Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b; Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28; Romans 10:5-15; Matthew 14:22-33 CLICK HERE to view the video recording of this Spiritual Communion service on Facebook. Our young people led the readings today. CLICK HERE for the service bulletin. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Today’s gospel is set in the aftermath of last week’s lesson. Jesus had received the heart-breaking news that John the Baptist has been killed at the direction of Herod. As…
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KIDS CHURCH: Abandon Fear; Live in Generosity: Pentecost 9

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost: August 2, 2020 Kids Church! Year A, Proper 13: Psalm 23; Genesis 32:22-31;Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:13-21 CLICK HERE to view the video recording of this Spiritual Communion service on Facebook. Our young people led the readings today. CLICK HERE for the service bulletin.  +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ That’s one of the most famous stories of the Gospel – it’s one of the miracles that we always hear. Jesus fed 5,000 people. It is one of Jesus’ great miracles, maybe…
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God Will Use Us: Pentecost 7

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost: July 19, 2020 Year A, Proper 11: Psalm 139:1-11, 22-23; Genesis 28:10-19a; Romans 8:11-25; Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 CLICK HERE to view the video recording on Facebook. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The scene in today’s Gospel is the same as last week’s gospel. Jesus is still out on the boat, talking to the same people he was talking to on the beach about seeds. As the story continues, the field is planted, and inexplicably, there are all sorts of weeds…
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The Seeds of Faith Know No Bounds: Pentecost 6

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: July 12, 2020 Year A, Proper 10: Psalm 119:105-112; Genesis 25:19-34; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23     CLICK HERE to view the video recording on Facebook. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ The kingdom of God is like… The kingdom of God is like…what? We don’t hear that phrase in this particular gospel passage, but it is the fundamental question that will confront and challenge us over the next few Sundays. Over these coming weeks, our Gospel readings are drawn from what…