Category Archives: Sermons

If Not Now

A Reading from the Gospel of Mark When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately …

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Strangers and Friends

A Reading from the Gospel of John: Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip …

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Empty to the Sky

A Reading from the Gospel of John And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. “For God so loved …

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That Bird Don’t Fly

Audio not available. A Reading from the Gospel of John: The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money-changers seated at their …

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Matters of Life and Death

A Reading from the Gospel of Mark Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three …

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The First Temptation of Christ

A reading from the Gospel of Mark In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn …

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The Long Way Around

A reading from the Gospel of Mark: Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling …

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What the Mirror Says Back

A Reading from Paul’s First Letter to Corinth If I proclaim the gospel, this gives me no ground for boasting, for an obligation is laid on me, and woe betide me if I do not proclaim the gospel! For if …

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Who’s Wrong, Who’s Right, Who’s Up, Who’s Down

A Reading from Paul’s First Letter to Corinth Now concerning food sacrificed to idols: we know that ‘all of us possess knowledge.’ Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. Anyone who claims to know something does not yet have the …

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Long Day’s Journey

A Reading from the Old Testament: The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, “Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” So Jonah set out …

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