Category Archives: Sermons

Please Exit through the Gift Shop

If you tend toward the skeptical, like I do, you may wonder why a chunk of this gospel passage has been removed. There is an aside about how John the Baptist ended up in prison and how angry Herod was …

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Coming and Going

(Audio not available.) A Reading from the Gospel of Matthew In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been …

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Finding Jesus

Audio not available. A reading from the Gospel of Luke Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival. When …

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Call and Response

A reading from the Gospel of Luke In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, …

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Two Coats

A Reading from the Gospel of Luke In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea …

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When News Breaks

A Reading from the Gospel of Luke “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves.People will faint from fear …

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Who Is To Come

A Reading from the Book of Revelation Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful …

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Break Open

A Reading from Hebrews: And every priest stands day after day at his service, offering again and again the same sacrifices that can never take away sins. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, …

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Everything She Had

A Reading from the Gospel of Mark As he taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and to have the best seats in …

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Patching Up

A Reading from the Book of Job Then Job answered the Lord: “I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. ‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I …

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