Sermons

October
15
2017

Sermon; 19 Pentecost/Proper 23A; Matt. 22:1-14

Here we go again with yet another brutal and damning parable that lends itself to replacement theology. But while the earlier parables required thoughtful interpretation to come to the conclusion...

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October
8
2017

Sermon; 18 Pentecost/Proper 22A; Matthew 21:33-46

Once again we are confronted with angry passages about the failure of Israel to hold up their end of the covenant with God. Or maybe it's about their desire to control what God has given them for...

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October
1
2017

Sermon; 17 Pentecost/Proper 21; Baptism of Rafael, Alexandra, and Randel

Today we welcome three new people into the household of God. Today we baptize with water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, three people and seal them with holy oil marking...

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September
24
2017

Sermon; 16 Pentecost/Proper 20A; Matthew 20:1-16

Today's gospel passage is one of those familiar ones that we think we hear more often than we actually do. The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who hires laborers first thing in the morning at...

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September
17
2017

Sermon; Proper 19A; Matthew 18:21-35

Today's passage from both the Hebrew scripture and the gospel have to do with forgiveness. In the first lesson we hear of the final reconciliation between Joseph and his brothers. You may recall...

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