Sermons on Community

Sermons on Community

Othering

Fifth Sunday of Easter Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings First Lesson: Acts 11:1-18 1Now the apostles and the believers who were in Judea heard that the Gentiles had also accepted the word of God. 2So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him, 3saying, “Why did you go to uncircumcised men and eat with them?” 4Then Peter began to explain it to them, step by step, saying, 5“I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in…

Not Alone

Fourth Sunday of Easter Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Second Lesson: Revelation 7:9-17 9After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. 10They cried out in a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the…

Either-Or

Fourth Sunday in Lent Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 1Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. 2And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3So he told them this parable: 11“There was a man who had two sons. 12The younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of the property that will belong to…

Better Than

Third Sunday in Lent Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Luke 13:1-9 1At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2He asked them, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other Galileans? 3No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as they did. 4Or those eighteen who were killed when the…

Expectations

Fourth Sunday After the Epiphany Link to start of Sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Luke 4:21-30 21Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” 22All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They said, “Is not this Joseph’s son?”23He said to them, “Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, ‘Doctor, cure yourself!’ And you will say, ‘Do here also in your hometown…

The Declaration

Third Sunday After the Epiphany Link to start of Sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Luke 4:14-21 14Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. 15He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone. 16When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read,17and the…

The Advent of Joy

Second Sunday After the Epiphany Link to start of sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: John 2:1–11 1On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet…

The Manifestation of God’s Mystery

First Sunday After Epiphany Link to Start of Sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 15As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, 16John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and…

God’s In Control

First Sunday of Advent Link to start of sermon Worship Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 9How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy that we feel before our God because of you? 10Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you face to face and restore whatever is lacking in your faith. 11Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus direct our way to you. 12And may the…

The Lives We Live

All Saints’ Day Go to Start of Sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Mark 12:38-44 38 As he taught, he said, ‘Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the market-places, 39and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honour at banquets! 40They devour widows’ houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.’ 41 He sat down opposite the treasury, and…

We Are God’s

Twenty-third Sunday After Pentecost Go to Start of Sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Mark 12:28-34 28 One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, he asked him, ‘Which commandment is the first of all?’ 29Jesus answered, ‘The first is, “Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; 30you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind,…

Seeing God

Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost Go to Start of Sermon Service Booklet This Sunday’s Readings Gospel: Mark 10:46-52 46 They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. 47When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’ 48Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly,…