Sermon Archive (Page 9)

Sermon Archive (Page 9)

Our sermon archive gives you the ability to listen to past sermons and also revisit the readings for that day.

On occasion, Father Brad will also follow up a sermon with “Afterthoughts” which go into even more detail on the sermon and readings. Select the Afterthoughts Series above to see all Sermons that have Afterthoughts.

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…

Yesterday, Tomorrow and Today

Seventh Sunday After Pentecost All Readings Service Booklet Afterthoughts In the Romans 8 passage from this past Sunday, there is a phrase in there that I come back to regularly, especially when I find myself in the midst of something difficult. The phrase from Paul is: “I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. ” Romans 8:18 Now Paul knew suffering and the people he was writing to knew suffering.…

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…

Who’s Laughing Now?

All Readings Our first Sunday back together in the church in many weeks! Gospel: Matthew 9:35—10:8,(9-23) 35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; 38 therefore…
Navigating Weird World

Navigating a Weird World

First Sunday after PentecostTrinity Sunday All Readings Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20 16  Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20…
Pentecost

The Holy Spirit

Day of Pentecost Guest sermon by the Very Rev. Canon Mary E. Hauck All Readings The Very Rev. Canon Mary E. Hauck’s Creed How can we be empowered by the Holy Spirit to do likewise? How can we actualize our Pentecost?  One way to start might be to appropriate the church’s secondhand statements of faith and make them firsthand proclamations. Here’s a personal Creed I have long used in my own devotions.  I do not remember the source… just that…
Spiritually Weird

Spiritually Weird

The Seventh Sunday of Easter All Readings 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11 12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice in so far as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of…

An Unknown God

The Sixth Sunday of Easter This sermon is from Fr. Matt Warren of Christ the King Episcopal Church in Quincy All Readings Acts 17:22-31 22 Then Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, ‘Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way. 23 For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship, I found among them an altar with the inscription, “To an unknown god.” What therefore you worship as unknown,…