Sermons from June 2019

Sermons from June 2019

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A Profound Journey With Christ: Pentecost 3

Third sunday After Pentecost: June 30, 2019 Year C, 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21;  Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20; Galatians 5:1, 13-25; Luke 9:51-62        There is no recording available for this sermon. Please read the text below. In this morning’s reading from Luke’s gospel, we’re confronted with a Jesus unlike the Jesus most of us know (or want to know). The Jesus we know is the most compassionate and caring individual in history – the one in Luke’s gospel might…
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The Challenge Of Freedom In Christ: Pentecost 2

Second sunday After Pentecost: June 23, 2019 Year C, 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a;  Psalm 42; Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 8:26-39        There is no recording available for this sermon. Please read the text below. Let’s look for a minute at the story of the Gerasene demoniac. This is one that often doesn’t get a lot of attention because I think preachers tend to shy away from having to talk about demons. I personally have often found it easier…
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Embrace The Mystery: Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday (The first sunday after pentecost): June 9, 2019 Year C, Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31;  Psalm 8; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15         There is no recording available for this sermon. Please read the text below. Jesus says something curious in today’s gospel: “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.” Why do you suppose that Jesus said that? He was speaking to his disciples. What did he mean? Did he know…
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Pentecost’s Invitation Today: Pentecost

The Day Of Pentecost: June 9, 2019 Year C, Acts 2:1-21;  Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; Romans 8:14-17; John 14:8-17, 25-27         There is no recording available for this sermon. Please read the text below. Imagine you were part of the scene at Pentecost:  The city of Jerusalem was teeming with tourists in town to offer the first fruits of their spring wheat Harvest. You are trying to get to the Temple, but you find it is crowded with other…