Epiphany III – Series C

This week come to the account of Jesus’ first sermon. Do you remember your first sermon? I remember mine. My fieldwork supervisor was taking a break after a busy Holy

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Advent I – 2021

It is the first week of Advent. I have to admit that sneaked up on me this year. Advent is such a strange experience for the pastor. It was designed

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Lent 4, 2024

We hear foundational texts this week: John 3:16 tells us that God loved the world so much. Ephesians 2:8-9 reminds us that it is by grace we are saved through

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Lent 3, 2024

We live in a time of transition and change. The things which my grandparents thought were absolutely true and good are often considered wicked and false by many today. We

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Lent II, 2024

Imagine being one of those folks enrolled in the catechumenate long ago. Your Lenten instruction started with the temptation of Christ, His victory over the evil one. You are joyful

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Lent I, 2024

The journey to Easter begins. I have always been fascinated by the origins of this season in the preparation of catechumens for their baptism at the vigil of Easter. The

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Transfiguration, 2024

Mark places the Transfiguration account exactly in the middle of his account of the Gospel. Ancient authors often placed something important in the middle of the book. They seem to

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Epiphany 5, 2024

Where will we see Jesus? Epiphany is about revealing Him to us. We have noticed that he gathers people. He casts out demons and preaches with authority. Those are good

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Epiphany 4, 2024

Jesus has gathered his disciples, what now? Mark takes us right into the heart of the matter, doesn’t he? We are barely at the midway point of the first chapter

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Epiphany 3, 2024

Christ continues to gather people. We heard him gather Philip and Nathaniel this past Sunday. This week he gathers the core of His apostolic band: Peter, Andrew, James, and John.

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Epiphany 2, 2024

Epiphany reveals Jesus to us. Having cloaked Him in the incarnation at Christmas, Epiphany peels back the wrapper just a little bit so we can see the divine Christ who

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