Sermon for December 2, 2018 Advent 1, Year C

Jeremiah 33:14-16            Psalm 25:1-9                                       1 Thessalonians 3:9-13                   Luke 21:25-36 This past Sunday, while on vacation, I decided to satisfy a curiosity and I attended Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church.  Since …

Sermon for Proper 28, Year B November 18, 2018

Daniel 12:1-3                                      Psalm 16                              Hebrews 10:11-125                             Mark 13:1-8 The book of Daniel, like the Revelation to John, is apocalyptic, it focuses on the end of time using a person’s …

Sermon for Proper 27, Year B November 11, 2018

1 Kings 17:8-16                                  Psalm 146                            Hebrews 9:24-28                              Mark 12:38-44 At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 an armistice was signed between the Allied …

Sermon for Proper 25, Year B October 28, 2018

Jeremiah 31:7-9                                Psalm 126                            Hebrews 7:23-28                              Mark 10:46-52 Jesus says, “Go, your faith has made you well.”  Whether or not we believe Jesus literally open the eyes of the blind …

Sermon for Proper 24, Year B October 21, 2018

Isaiah 53:4-12                                     Psalm 91:9-16                    Hebrews 5:1-10                                 Mark 10:35-45 Last Sunday’s Gospel reading ended with Jesus saying, “Many who are first will be last, and the last shall …

Sermon for Proper 23, Year B October 14, 2018

Amos 5:6-7, 10-15                            Psalm 90:12-17                                  Hebrews 4:12-16                Mark 10:17-31 I went to Sewanee, TN this past week to attend the Board of Trustees meeting.  It was a quick trip …

Sermon for Proper 22, Year B October 7, 2018

Genesis 2:18-24                                Psalm 8                                 Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12                        Mark 10:2-16 I found today’s readings challenging on two fronts.  Both the reading from Genesis and Mark challenge our practice of faith …

Sermon for Proper 20, Year B September 23, 2018

Jeremiah 11:18-20                            Psalm 54                              James 4:13-4:3, 7-8a                       Mark 9:30-37 In our reading from the letter of James, we are asked, “Who is wise and understanding among you?”  A couple of …

Sermon for Proper 19, Year B September 16, 2018

Isaiah 50:4-9a                       Psalm 116:1-8                                  James 3:1-12                                      Mark 8:27-38 Today’s gospel story takes place in Caesarea Philippi.  Jesus asks his disciples who they think he is and Peter says, “You …

Sermon for Proper 16, Year B September 9, 2018

Isiah 35:4-7a                                       Psalm 146                                            James 2:1-17                      Mark 7:24-37 “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works?”  James, who tradition …