Sermons by Pastor Martha Porter-Reid

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April 14, 2019 – Palm Sunday

Luke 19:28-40  (NRSV) Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem 28 After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you […]

April 7, 2019 – Lent 5


John 12:1-8  (NRSV) Mary Anoints Jesus 12 Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 2 There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. 3 Mary took a pound of costly perfume made of pure nard, anointed […]

March 31, 2019 – Lent 4


Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32  (NRSV) The Parable of the Lost Sheep 15 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3 So he told them this parable: The Parable of the […]

March 24, 2019 – Lent 3


Luke 13:1-9 (NRSV) Repent or Perish 13 At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 He asked them, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other Galileans? 3 No, I tell you; but unless you repent, […]

March 17, 2019 – Lent 2


Luke 13:31-35  (NRSV) The Lament over Jerusalem 31 At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” 32 He said to them, “Go and tell that fox for me, ‘Listen, I am casting out demons and performing cures today and tomorrow, and on the third day I finish […]

March 10, 2019 – Lent 1


Luke 4:1-13  (NRSV) The Temptation of Jesus 4 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished. 3 […]

March 3, 2019 – Transfiguration of Our Lord


Luke 9:28-43  (NRSV) The Transfiguration 28 Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. 29 And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. 30 Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. 31 They appeared in […]

February 24, 2019 – Epiphany 7


Luke 6:27-38 (NRSV) Love for Enemies 27 “But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 29 If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also; and from anyone who takes away your coat do not withhold even your […]

February 17, 2019 – Epiphany 6


Luke 6:17-26 (NRSV) Jesus Teaches and Heals 17 He came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, Jerusalem, and the coast of Tyre and Sidon. 18 They had come to hear him and to be healed of their diseases; and those […]

February 10, 2019 – Epiphany 5


Luke 5:1-11  (NRSV) Jesus Calls the First Disciples 5 Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, 2 he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. 3 He got into one […]