Sermons from November 2018

Sermons from November 2018

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Christ’s Kingdom Is All Around Us: Christ The King Sunday

Christ The King Sunday,   November 25, 2018 Year B, Last Sunday after Pentecost: 2 Samuel 23:1-7; Psalm 132:1-13 (14-19) ; Revelation 1:4b-8; John 18:33-37 CLICK HERE to listen to this sermon. Someone asked me earlier this week about this Gospel passage. He found it rather ironic that we should have this particular reading from John as the Gospel lesson for today. We’re a week away from Advent, and a month from our celebration of Christmas, and yet here we have…
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The Real Test Of Faith: Pentecost 26

Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost,   November 18, 2018 Year B, Proper 28: Samuel 1:4-20; Canticle: The Song of Hannah (Samuel 2:1-10); Hebrews 10:11-14, (15-18), 19-25; Mark 13:1-8 There was no recording of this sermon. If you can imagine the first time you went to a city like New York or Miami, or if you’re like me the first time you saw real mountains and the awe you felt, you get something of what Jesus’ disciples must have felt when they saw…
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God Is The Great Multiplier: Pentecost 25

Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost,   November 11, 2018 Year B, Proper 27: Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17; Psalm 127; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44 CLICK HERE to listen to this sermon. The second part of today’s Gospel is often referred to as “The Widow’s Mite” and is quite often used in relation to stewardship and sacrificial giving. The widow gives of her poverty, putting everything she had into the temple box. Jesus draws the attention of his disciples and out attention to a woman…
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Funeral Sermon for Mary Lou Lee

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Woodstock, VA   November 7, 2018     “The forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.” This is the faith that we will profess in a few minutes in the Apostles’ Creed. This is the faith that Mary Lou professed throughout her life. It is the faith into which she was baptized. These are gifts given us by the Good Shepherd, our Lord Jesus Christ. They are gifts given to Mary Lou. I pray that…
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Hope Is Stronger Than Death: All Saints Day

All Saints Day,   November 4, 2018 Year B, Proper 26: Ruth 1:1-18; Psalm 146; Hebrews 9:11-14; Mark 12:28-34 CLICK HERE to listen to this sermon. I generally don’t recommend Wikipedia as a highly reliable reference source, but its article pertaining to All Saints’ Day is pretty good. What the article says is this: “Christians who celebrate All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day do so in the fundamental belief that there is a prayerful, spiritual bond between those in heaven…