Sermons

October
17
2021

Sermon; Proper 24B; Mark 10:35-45

Last Sunday we had the encounter with the man of many possessions (I'll just call him Dan) who approached Jesus and asked what he needed to do to inherit eternal life. I pointed out that Jesus was...

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October
10
2021

Sermon; Proper 23B; Mark 10:17-31

As Jesus was setting out on a journey . . . This just isn't any journey that Jesus is going on. He's not going to the islands for a getaway. He's not going to the country of the Gerasenes to...

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October
3
2021

Sermon; Proper 22B; Mark 10:2-16

First, an admission: I have a problem with today's gospel reading, particularly when it is used out of context and as a stand-alone passage. I find Jesus' statement, “What God has joined...

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September
26
2021

Sermon; Proper 21B; Mark 9:38-50

“Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him because he was not following us.” So says John to Jesus.

This first paragraph of today's gospel (which...

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September
19
2021

Sermon; Proper 20B; Mark 9:30-37

“What were you arguing about on the way?” But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest.

So many things pop into my head. A vision of Jesus...

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