Sermons tagged with ‘faith’

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All Will Be Well


Proper 9 (14), Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Year A 5 July 2020 Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 or read the whole chapter of Genesis 24 Psalm 45:10-17 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30     Abraham and Sarah were given a son, who is named Isaac, after Sarah’s laughter when she learned of the prospect that she […]

You have faith


Proper 22 (27), Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year C 6 October 2019 Lamentations 1:1-6 Lamentations 3:19-26 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Luke 17:5-10   In high school a classmate insisted that through his mind he could control external events. He was not speaking of using his mind in order to understand the world. Rather, he said he […]

A deeper, truer, and fuller comprehension of God’s love


Proper 18 (23), Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost 9 September 2018 Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 Psalm 125 James 2:1-10, (11-13), 14-17 Mark 7:24-37   You remember the rainbow on the library steps.1 I sort of remember it, even though for a few months now I have not actually been to the library. But the rainbow was […]

The Imagination of Faith


Fourth Sunday of Advent 24 December 2017 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Luke 1:46b-55 Romans 16:25-27 Luke 1:26-38   I never quite got into comic strips. Since my parents did not have any around when I was growing up, I never read them, and since I never read them, I never got them when I finally […]

Third Sunday of Advent – 11 December 2016


Isaiah 35:1-10 Psalm 146:5-10 (8) or Luke 1:46b-55 (47) James 5:7-10 Matthew 11:2-11   I grew up in the church. My parents were not churched, nor were their parents, but somehow through the daycare of the neighbourhood church they found their way into the church. We had youth group every Saturday. I was born at […]