Sermon for Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 20, Year C

September 18, 2022 Amos 8:4-7                                          Psalm 113                            1 Timothy 2:1-7                                 Luke 16:1-13 Charges of squandering the master’s property are brought against a manager, so the master calls the manager to …

Sermon for Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 19, Year C

Exodus 32:7-14                                  Psalm 51:1-11                    1 Timothy 1:12-17                            Luke 15:1-10           The God of the Old Testament is often described as a jealous God, quick to rain down terror upon the …

Sermon for Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 18, Year C

Deuteronomy 30:15-20                                  Psalm 1                 Philemon 1-21                   Luke 14:25-33           I won’t take the chance of embarrassing anyone here by asking for a show of hands as to who would …

Sermon for Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 17, Year C

August 28, 2022 Proverbs 25:6-7                                 Psalm 112                            Hebrews 12:1-8, 15-16                   Luke 14:1, 7-14           Humility is the word for today.  In both Proverbs and Luke, we are told we should …

Sermon for Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Proper 16, Year C

August 21, 2022 Isaiah 58:9b-14                  Psalm 103:1-8                                    Hebrews 12:18-29                            Luke 13:10-17           This past week I’ve had the opportunity to worship in other churches – first in Memphis last Sunday, …

Sermon for Ninth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 14, Year C

August 7, 2022 Genesis 15:1-6                   Psalm 33:12-22                                  Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16                      Luke 12:32-40 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom,” …

Sermon for Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 13, Year C

July 31, 2022 Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23                  Psalm 49:1-11                    Colossians 3:1-11              Luke 12:13-21                 I’m going to tell a story this morning about my wife.  Don’t worry, though, I have …

Sermon for Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Proper 12, Year C

July 24, 2022 Genesis 18:20-32                              Psalm 138                            Colossians 2:6-19                              Luke 11:1-13 Last week several of us from St. Paul’s shared in the ministry of Camp Mitchell.  Our theme for the …

Sermon for Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 11, Year C

July 17, 2022 Genesis 18:1-10a                              Psalm 15                              Colossians 1:15-28                            Luke 10:38-42           Martha and Mary.  Today’s gospel should strike a chord for those of us who like to stay busy, …

Sermon for Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Proper 10, Year C

July 10, 2022 Deuteronomy 30:9-14                    Psalm 25:1-9                       Colossians 1:1-14                              Luke 10:25-37 Jesus is asked, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus answers with a question, “What is …