Epiphany Season Sermons (2010)
Date: February 14, 2010Liturgical Day: Transfiguration Sunday (The Last Sunday after Epiphany) Sermon Title: The Glory of the Cross
Summary: At the Transfiguration of Our Lord, Jesus is seen talking with Moses and Elijah about the "exodus" he is about to accomplish in Jerusalem. This "exodus" is the key to understanding the Messiahship of Jesus, and the key to understanding what it means to live as his disciple. It has to do with rejection and suffering and death and resurrection. This is where the true glory of God is seen.
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Liturgical Day: The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany (Year C) Sermon Title: Focused, Hard-working, Determined
Summary: It took focus, hard work and determination to be a fisherman in the first century. Perhaps that is why Jesus called Simon (eventually to be known as "Peter"), James and John to follow him, and put those same characteristics to work in fishing for people.
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Date: January 31, 2010 Liturgical Day: The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany (Year C) Sermon Title: The One Thing I Don't Like about Jesus
Summary: After Jesus' first sermon in his hometown, those who gathered in the synagogue were filled with rage. They had hoped he would provide them with a favored place in God's kingdom. He came not to be the Savior of Nazareth, but the Savior of all the world. All the world. Here is the scandalous heart of the Gospel: those whom the world might prefer to exclude are included in the radical welcome of Jesus. This may irritate us as well, but eventually it is the best news we will ever hear. The Good News. The Gospel.
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Date: January 17, 2010 Liturgical Day: The Second Sunday after Epiphany (Year C) Sermon Title: God Only Knows
Summary: Mary points out to Jesus that the wine had run out at the wedding ceremony they are attending. He not only replenishes the wine, but he begins to build faith in the hearts of his disciples. We cry out to God for the devastation that has come upon our brothers and sisters in Haiti. But God only knows the extent of what is needed there. And what God knows is far greater than any of us could ever imagine.
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Date: January 10, 2010 Liturgical Day: The Baptism of Our Lord (Epiphany 1C) Sermon Title: Anointed by God
Summary: David was anointed with oil by Samuel. Jesus was anointed with the Holy Spirit by God. In Baptism, we too are anointed by God, and called to faithful ministry in this world.
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