Sermons from January 2020

Sermons from January 2020

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Our Sacred Duty To Carry The Light: Epiphany 3

Third Sunday After Epiphany: January 26, 2020 Year A : Isaiah 9:1-4;  Psalm 27:1, 5-13; 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Matthew 4:12-23 At the time of posting, there was no audio recording of this sermon. “When Jesus heard that John had been arrested…”[1] I’m not sure that when we hear the first verses of our Gospel that we fully get the danger that Jesus is facing before his public ministry has even fully begun. “When Jesus heard that John had been arrested…”…
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Our Invitation to “Come and See:” Epiphany 2

Second Sunday After Epiphany: January 19, 2020 Year A : Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-2; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42 CLICK HERE to listen to an audio recording of this sermon. When I first looked at today’s Gospel, I was struck by the continuation of the baptism theme that we heard in the Gospel of Matthew last week. It’s easily a reading where baptism is easily preached. But it is also one of the few instances in our weekly readings that…
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What Happens In Baptism? The Baptism of our Lord

First Sunday AFter Epiphany: January 12, 2020 The Baptism of our Lord Year A : Isaiah 42:1-9;  Psalm 29; Acts 10:34-43; Matthew 3:13-17 At the time of posting, there was no audio recording of this sermon. We are in the season of Epiphany, the season of growing light, the season of the Magi and the revelation of Christ to all the nations – the day in our church calendar when we celebrate Christ’s baptism. A season when we celebrate Christ…
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Be Not Afraid Because Love Fuels Courage: Christmas 2

Second Sunday After Christmas Day: January 5, 2020 Year A : Jeremiah 31:7-14;  Psalm 84; Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-19a; Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 CLICK HERE to listen to a recording of this sermon. On this Second Sunday after Christmas, we’re in the gospel landscape of Matthew. It’s a story of angelic messages delivered in dreams. It’s a story without shepherds, without a manger, with no mention of other animals. It’s a story that features strangers from other realms – “Magi”, whatever such…