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Pentecost 5 – "Love Your Neighbor" – Luke 10:25-37

sermon-7-14-19 “When the days drew near for Him to be taken up, He set His face to go to Jerusalem.” Luke’s ‘travelogue’ of the journey of Jesus continues. Last Sunday, we heard that Jesus sent 72 disciples, “like lambs among … Continue reading

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Pentecost 4 – Luke 10:1-20 – "Like Sheep among Wolves" – 7/6/19

sermon-7-7-19 I want to begin by establishing the ‘lay of the land’ as we set out on this journey through the season of Pentecost. Since the Church Year began on the 1st Sunday of Advent, St. Luke’s gospel has been … Continue reading

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Festival of St. Peter and St. Paul – 6/30/19

sermon-6-30-19 You may not have realized that yesterday was a very significant day in the life of the Christian Church. But if you were in Rome yesterday, where the Festival of St. Peter and St. Paul is a civil holiday, … Continue reading

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Pentecost 2 – "What Have You To Do With Me, Jesus?" – Luke 8:26-39

sermon-6-23-19 I don’t know about you, but sometimes I think that “the world has gone crazy.” And I know that every generation since Noah has said the same thing – ‘how much worse can it get?’ And I know that … Continue reading

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Trinity – "Do You Believe In God?" – Athanasian Creed

sermon-6-16-19 In light of where we are and why we’re all here today, I presume that it would be safe for me to expect you to say ‘yes’ if I were to ask you if you believe in God. (If … Continue reading

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Pentecost – "The Work of the Holy Spirit" – Acts 2:2-21 – 6/9/19

sermon-6-9-19 The Festival of Pentecost was originally one of the two ‘harvest festivals’ established by Moses to serve as a benchmark for the people of God to give thanks for His provision and care for their physical bodies with food. … Continue reading

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Ascension – "Our Humanity In Heaven" – Luke 24:50-52 – 6/2/19

The biblical texts for our consideration today are those appointed for ‘The Ascension of Our Lord,’ and we’ll read them as we go. It’s a circuitous route our Lord travels in His mission to redeem the world. He who, from … Continue reading

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Easter 6 – "Praying to the Father" – John 16:23-33 – 5/26/19

sermon-5-26-19 “Christ is risen!” “He is risen indeed. Alleluia!” We dare not forget that Easter has happened. We dare not forget that the victory has been won. Easter is not a 50 day season and then it’s over. Easter is … Continue reading

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Easter 5 – "A Little While" – John 16:16-22 – 5/19/19

sermon-5-19-19 The text we want to carefully consider today is our Gospel reading from St. John’s 16th chapter. The setting is the Upper Room in Jerusalem where the Lord is gathered with His apostles for the annual Passover Meal. This … Continue reading

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Easter 4 – "The Other Side of the Curtain" – Rev. 7:9-17 – 5/12/19

sermon-5-12-19 The text for our consideration is the Epistle reading from Revelation 7 which we hear every year on All Saints Sunday and also every third year on Good Shepherd Sunday in which we are given one of those peaks … Continue reading

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