Sermons tagged with ‘salvation’

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The Importance of Being “in the Flesh”


Last year people said that there wouldn’t be Christmas. I sympathized with those statements, even though they weren’t entirely true, but they expressed lament, they acknowledged loss. I don’t know what Christmas looked like at your house. At our house my wife cooked Christmas dinner (she is a much better cook than I am), we […]

Self-help or Salvation?


Proper 28 (33), Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B 14 November 2021 Daniel 12:1-3 Psalm 16 Hebrews 10:11-14, (15-18), 19-25 Mark 13:1-8   My maternal grandfather had the good fortune of sitting out WW I in India. Jackie’s paternal grandfather spent it in the trenches of Belgium. He survived and returned decorated but to my […]

The vulnerability that saves the world


The Nativity of the Lord – Proper III, Year B 24 & 25 December 2020   Isaiah 52:7-10 Psalm 98 Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12) John 1:1-14   In the Gospel of Luke, on the first day of the week the women disciples, among them Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, go to the grave […]

Ash Wednesday, Year A – 1 March 2017


Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 or Isaiah 58:1-12 Psalm 51:1-17 2 Corinthians 5:20b—6:10 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21   It is never easy to leave people you love. That was true when Jackie and I were dating and had a long-distance relationship and we had to say good-bye after a visit, and it is true now. When I accepted […]