Sermons on Genesis

Sermons on Genesis

Glory Days

The Second Sunday in Lent Sermon starts at 16:46 in recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: Mark 8:31-38 31 Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33But turning and looking at his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, ‘Get…

Preparing for the Journey

The First Sunday in Lent Sermon starts at 18:45 in recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: Mark 1:9-15 9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him.11And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.’ 12 And the Spirit immediately drove…

The Better Baptism

First Sunday After Epiphany Sermon starts at 15:22 in the recording All Readings Service Booklet Gospel: Mark 1:4-11 4John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.6Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts…

Christmas Eve

Service Booklet As you may have heard, this year our Christmas Eve Service will be a recorded service.: “Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols”. We chose this option because it allows more people to participate in the service and it also allowed us to create something that feels more like what we have had in the past. We have special readers Christmas carols to sing Special music to enjoy A Christmas message

Breaking Inertia

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost All Readings Service Booklet Gospel: Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28 10  Then he called the crowd to him and said to them, ‘Listen and understand: 11 it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles.’ 12 Then the disciples approached and said to him, ‘Do you know that the Pharisees took offence when they heard what you said?’ 13 He answered, ‘Every plant that my heavenly Father…

Living Into Our Inheritance

The Tenth Sunday After Pentecost All Readings Service Booklet Romans 10:5-15 5 Moses writes concerning the righteousness that comes from the law, that ‘the person who does these things will live by them.’ 6 But the righteousness that comes from faith says, ‘Do not say in your heart, “Who will ascend into heaven?” ’ (that is, to bring Christ down) 7‘or “Who will descend into the abyss?” ’ (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8 But what does it say? ‘The…

Carrying Burdens

Ninth Sunday After Pentecost All Readings Service Booklet Romans 9:1-5 1 I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my own people, my kindred according to the flesh. 4 They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving…

A Deep Need for More Prayer

Eighth Sunday After Pentecost With The Very Revd Canon Mary Hauck All Readings Service Booklet Romans 8:26-39 (The Message) 26-28 Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and…

The Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

Readings Afterthoughts Many of you have followed the progress of my garden as it has been both built and planted. I am amazed by it. A plan was made, the raised beds were built, dirt was brought in, plants were purchased, seeds were planted…and it grew. It’s always amazing to me. This garden is a beautiful place to sit and relax in the afternoon and perfect for watching the stars.  When you think of a garden, it has intention. It is…

Handling Our Burdens

The Fifth Sunday After Pentecost Link to All Readings Download Service Booklet Epistle: Romans 7:15-25a 15I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. 17But in fact it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my…

Dying for Change

Fourth Sunday After Pentecost All Readings Genesis 22:1-14 1 After these things God tested Abraham. He said to him, ‘Abraham!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’ 2He said, ‘Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt-offering on one of the mountains that I shall show you.’ 3So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his…

Using Your Blessings

Third Sunday After Pentecost All Readings We are having technical difficulties with today’s video–please click here to view directly on YouTube. Gospel: Matthew 10:24-39 24 ‘A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; 25 it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household! 26 ‘So have no fear of them; for…