Epiphany Season Sermons (2012)
Date: February 19, 2012Transfiguration Sunday; Cycle B Moving Forward in Faith
a mountain-top view a place of vision and hope faith looking forward
Summary: Filled with fear, Peter responds to the Transfiguration with reactive religiosity. that eventually will change: inspired by the resurrection, the Holy Spirit, and perhaps even this mountaintop experience, he becomes a bold and faithful disciples of Jesus Christ. May the same happen to us!
Download Sermon: 2012 Transfiguration B
Date: February 12, 2012 The Sixth Sunday after Epiphany; Cycle B Cleansed by Christ
Jesus: be made clean a new beginning in life the gift of God's grace
Summary: When a leper is cleansed by Jesus, words of gratitude burst out of him. He wants to tell the whole world. God has cleansed us as well, through the forgiveness we receive through Christ. May our outbursts be as faithful and as fruitful as his.
Download Sermon: 2012 Epiphany 6B
Date: February 5, 2012 The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany; Cycle B A Healing Place
followers of Christ called to bear light and new life a place of healing
Summary: A primary aspect of Jesus' ministry was his commitment to heal those who were ill, and to cast out demons from those who were possessed. His healing ministry continues through us today, and is seen both in the ministries that we support through the larger church, and the love and care that we share with one another in our own congregation.
Download Sermon: 2012 Epiphany 5B
The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany; Cycle B The Fear of the Lord
the fear of the Lord wisdom and understanding informing our lives
Summary: The Psalmist sings of the awesome nature of God, and invites us into the presence of the transcendent. God's power and might files us with awe, and inspires us to faithfulness.
Download Sermon: 2012 Epiphany 4B
Date: January 8, 2012 The First Sunday after Epiphany (The Baptism of Our Lord) Pointing to Christ
humble, faithful John points away from self, to Christ our baptismal call
Summary: John the Baptist was a well-known, influential preacher in his day. People from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him. But he never imagined that he was the center of it all. He held to the belief that his call was to point away from himself, and to Christ. His model reminds us that this is our call too.
Download Sermon: 2012 Epiphany 1B