Category Archives: Sermons

As We Forgive Our Debtors

Before we read scripture this morning I want to acknowledge that this has been a draining week. I hope you’re okay. And if you’re not okay, I’m at least glad you’re here, and I hope this can be a restorative …

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Greatest Of All Time

A Reading from the Gospel of Mark They [Jesus and the disciples] went on from there and passed through Galilee. He [Jesus] did not want anyone to know it; for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son …

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Who Do You Say That I Am?

A Reading from the Gospel of Mark ‘Who do people say that I am?’ And they answered him, ‘John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.’ He asked them, ‘But who do you say that …

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Rubber Bandwidth

A Reading from the Gospel of Mark From there he set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, …

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Still Hungry

A reading from the Gospel of John So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus. When they found him on the other side …

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Gathering the Fragments

A Reading from the Gospel of John After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias. A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was …

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The Song that Never Ends

A Reading from the Gospel of Mark When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of …

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These Saving Words

A Reading from Isaiah Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that …

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Steel, a Diamond, And To Know One’s Self

A reading from Daniel: King Nebuchadnezzar made a golden statue whose height was sixty cubits and whose width was six cubits; he set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon. Then King Nebuchadnezzar sent for …

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A Breath of Fresh Air

Catastrophe strikes and a person’s world falls apart. People respond variously, but two common responses are denial and despair. Denial refuses to acknowledge the catastrophe. It shuts its eyes tight or looks the other way. It manages to act as …

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