Coined in the Image of God – A Sermon on Matthew 22:15-22, Proper 24A

The collect and readings for today, the eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 24A, may be found here. The following sermon is based on Matthew 22:15-22. There’s a saying you may know. “Paybacks are hell.” I don’t know if the Pharisees of Jesus’ day knew that saying but they are counting on it being true. They are angry, fearful, and perhaps a bit embarrassed. They are … Continue reading Coined in the Image of God – A Sermon on Matthew 22:15-22, Proper 24A

Waiting For The Unexpected Hour – Luke 12:32-40

The collect and readings for today, Proper 14C, the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, may be found here. The appointed gospel is Luke 12:32-40. Jesus said to his disciples, “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in … Continue reading Waiting For The Unexpected Hour – Luke 12:32-40