Sermons by Pastor Martha Porter-Reid

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August 18, 2019 – Pentecost 10

Luke 12:49-56  (NRSV) Jesus the Cause of Division 49 “I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! 50 I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! 51 Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, […]

August 11, 2019 – Pentecost 9


Luke 12:32-40  (NRSV) 32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart […]

August 4, 2019 – Pentecost 8


Luke 12:13-21  (NRSV) The Parable of the Rich Fool 13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” 14 But he said to him, “Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15 And he said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of […]

July 28, 2019 – Pentecost 7/St. James Sunday


Luke 11:1-13  (NRSV) The Lord’s Prayer 11 He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” 2 He said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name.     Your kingdom come. 3     Give us each day our daily bread. […]

July 21, 2019 – Pentecost 6


Luke 10:38-42  (NRSV) Jesus Visits Martha and Mary 38 Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. 39 She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. 40 But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she […]

July 14, 2019 – Pentecost 5


Luke 10:25-37  (NRSV) The Parable of the Good Samaritan 25 Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” 27 He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with […]

July 7, 2019 – Pentecost 4


Luke 10:1-11, 16-20  (NRSV) The Mission of the Seventy 10 After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. 2 He said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send […]

June 30, 2019 – Pentecost 3

Luke 9:51-62  (NRSV) A Samaritan Village Refuses to Receive Jesus 51 When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. 52 And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; 53 but they did not receive him, because […]

June 23, 2019 – Pentecost 2


Luke 8:26-39  (NRSV) Jesus Heals the Gerasene Demoniac 26 Then they arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. 27 As he stepped out on land, a man of the city who had demons met him. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he did not live in a house but in the tombs. 28 When he […]

June 2, 2019 – Ascension of Our Lord

Luke 24:44-53  (NRSV) 44 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, 46 and he said […]