Sermons from 2017

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December 24, 2017 – Christmas Eve

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Luke 2:1-20 (NRSV) The Birth of Jesus 2 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 All went to their own towns to be registered. 4 Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, […]

December 24, 2017 – Advent 4

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Luke 1:26-38 (NRSV) The Birth of Jesus Foretold 26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The […]

December 17, 2017 – Advent 3

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John 1:6-8, 19-28  (NRSV) 6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. 8 He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light. The Testimony of John the Baptist 19 This is the testimony given by […]

December 10, 2017 – Advent 2

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Mark 1:1-8 (NRSV) The Proclamation of John the Baptist 1 The beginning of the good news[a] of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.[b] 2 As it is written in the prophet Isaiah,[c] “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you,[d]     who will prepare your way; 3 the voice of one crying out in the wilderness:     ‘Prepare the way of […]

December 3, 2017 – Advent 1

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Mark 13:24-37  (NRSV) The Coming of the Son of Man 24 “But in those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, 25 and the stars will be falling from heaven,and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. 26 Then they will see ‘the Son […]

November 26, 2017 – Christ the King

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Matthew 25:31-46  (NRSV) The Judgment of the Nations 31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the […]

November, 19, 2017 – Pentecost 24

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Matthew 25:14-30 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Parable of the Talents 14 “For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; 15 to one he gave five talents,[a] to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went […]

November 5, 2017 – All Saints Day

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Matthew 5:1-12 (NRSV) The Beatitudes 5 When Jesus[a] saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 “Blessed […]

October 29, 2017 – Reformation

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John 8:31-36 (NRSV) True Disciples 31 Then Jesus said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” 33 They answered him, “We are descendants of Abraham and have never been slaves to anyone. What do you […]

October 22, 2017 – Pentecost 20

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Matthew 22:15-22 (NRSV) The Question about Paying Taxes 15 Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said. 16 So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for […]