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 16, Year B August 26, 2018

Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18                     Psalm 34:15-22                                  Ephesians 6:10-20            John 6:56-69 When my brother and I were interviewed by the Guard, we were both asked, “What is your favorite scripture?”  It …

Sermon for Proper 15, Year B August 19, 2018

Proverbs 9:1-6                   Psalm 34: 9-14                                   Ephesians 5:15-20                            John 6:51-58 I can’t help but wonder what we could do with today’s gospel reading if we took everything literality.  Jesus says, “I …

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 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 …