Sermons tagged with ‘church’

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Loving Those Who Are Different

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Trinity Sunday, Year B 30 May 2021 Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 29 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17   I grew up in a world of much fear. I am not speaking of the cold war and nuclear war heads nearby. That was not really a topic around our dinner table. But I remember my grandmother’s warnings not […]

Not just Jesus and I – thoughts on our second pandemic Pentecost

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Acts 2 1When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each […]

Distinct Character

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Proper 5 (10), Third Sunday after Pentecost 10 June 2018 1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:14-15) Psalm 138 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 Mark 3:20-35   There is one line I remember from my childhood that corresponds with today’s readings. I don’t even remember what the specific applications were. It may have been about clothes I wanted, […]

The Transfiguration of our Lord, Year A – 26 February 2017

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Exodus 24:12-18 Psalm 99 2 Peter 1:16-21 Matthew 17:1-9   There is something sacred about being on the top of a mountain. It is a sacred space. It is also the reward for many hours of slogging up some steep path. And I have never stood on a peak where I did not think that […]