Sermons from September 2019

Sermons from September 2019

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When The Darkness Will End: Pentecost 16

Sixteenth sunday After Pentecost: September 29, 2019 Year C, Proper 21:Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15;  Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16; 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31 There was no audio recording of this sermon. From the earliest of times, people have told stories about the wicked getting their comeuppance. It’s rooted in the now-popular belief in karma, also known as “what goes around comes around”. Many are tempted to see this parable in that light, sort of a revenge mode, but it’s not. It’s more…
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Forgiveness and Faithfulness: Pentecost 15

Fifteenth sunday After Pentecost: September 22, 2019 Year C, Proper 20: Jeremiah 8:18-9:1;  Psalm 113, 14-16; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:19-31 CLICK HERE to listen to an audio recording of this sermon. The parable in today’s gospel has a reputation for being one of the most difficult to understand in Jesus’ ministry. This story has been called the parable of the Dishonest Manager, and the parable of the Dishonest Steward, the Unjust Steward. It’s also been called the Parable of…
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God Never Gives Up On Us: Pentecost 14

Fourteenth sunday After Pentecost: September 15, 2019 Year C, Proper 19: Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28;  Psalm 14; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10 There was no audio recording of this sermon. Today’s gospel reading is often referred to as the Parable of the Lost Sheep and the Parable of the Lost Coin. We can see the similarities in these examples given by Jesus. One sheep from a hundred is lost; one coin from ten is lost. As a graduate student in public…
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The High Cost Of Discipleship: Pentecost 13

Thirteenth sunday After Pentecost: September 8, 2019 Year C, Proper 18: Jeremiah 18:1-11;  Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17; Philemon 1-21; Luke 14:25-33 There was no audio recording of this sermon. It was prepared by The Rev. Kathleen Murray using Sermons That Work and preached by lay members of the congregations at services of Morning Prayer. Imagine coming to church some Sunday morning and hearing an entire book of the Bible. In fact, you just did. To be exact, you just heard read…
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Christ Is Waiting For Us: Pentecost 12

Twelfth sunday After Pentecost: September 1, 2019 Year C, Proper 17: Jeremiah 2:4-13;  Psalm 81:1, 10-16; Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16; Luke 14:1, 7-14 There was no audio recording of this sermon. It was prepared by The Rev. Kathleen Murray using Sermons That Work and preached by lay members of the congregations at services of Morning Prayer. The passage from the Gospel of Luke today focuses on a meal. It reminds us that hospitality and meals were important in the first century.…