Sermon for Proper 14, Year B

August 12, 2018 1 Kings 19:4-8                    Psalm 34:1-8                       Ephesians 4:25-5:2                           John 6:35, 41-51 For the past two Sundays, and again today in the gospel reading, we heard of the manna …

Sermon for Proper 12, Year B July 29, 2018

2 Kings 7:42-44                  Psalm 145: 10-19                              Ephesians 3:14-21                            John 6:1-21 I remember as a child thinking of the miracles Jesus performed as “proof” he was the incarnate God, God in …

Sermon for Proper 11, Year B July 22, 2018

Jeremiah 23:1-6                        Psalm 23                           Ephesians 2:11-22                            Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 Jeremiah begins our reading with, “Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of …

Sermon for Proper 8, Year B July 1, 2018

Wisdom of Solomon 1:1-15, 2:23-24            Psalm 30              2 Corinthians 8:7-15             Mark 5:21-43 Today’s lesson from the Wisdom of Solomon contradicts what we teach.  We teach that God …

Sermon for Proper 7, Year B June 24, 2018

Job 38:1-11                          Psalm 107: 1-3, 23-32                     2 Corinthians 6:1-13                        Mark 4:35-41 Today’s readings all share one thing in common – suffering.  We know the story of Job and all that …

Sermon for Proper 6, Year B June 17, 2018

Ezekiel 17:22-24                   Psalm 92:1-4,11-14           2 Corinthians 5:6-10, [11-13],14-17          Mark 4:26-34 Planting seeds.  Jesus uses the metaphor of seeds in many of his parables – and with good …

Sermon for Proper 5, Year B June 10, 2018

Genesis 3:8-15                   Psalm 130                                            2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1                     Mark 3:20-35 When I was working as a Hospice Chaplain I visited with a man who said he learned to read late in …

Sermon for Trinity Sunday, Year B May 27, 2018

Isaiah 6:1-8                                         Psalm 29                              Romans 8:12-17                                    John 3:1-17 Since last weekend more and more people have listened to recordings of the Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preach at the royal …

Sermon for Pentecost, Year B May 20, 2018

  Ezekiel 37:1-14                   Psalm 104:25-35, 37                        Acts 2:1-21                 John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15 Our reading from Ezekiel is a favorite among many who enjoy singing the old spiritual song, Dem Bones.  …