Over the last few days I thought a lot about my Nazareths; the people, places, and situations that I had no right to judge, question, or label but I did, and sometimes still do. I’ve wondered about the ways I’ve belittled, demeaned, and rejected the Nazareths in my life. I am sure I lost more by their absence from my life than they would have gained by my presence in theirs. And I wonder how many times I have missed the Messiah’s presence because I refused to look toward Nazareth.
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Jesus of Nazareth Meets Nathanael of the Fig Tree – A Sermon on John 1:43-51, Epiphany 2B
The collect and readings for the Second Sunday after Epiphany may be found here. The following sermon is based on John 1:43-51. “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Nathanael has some opinions, some assumptions, about Nazareth. You ever make…
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Sermon for Lent 3C: Repent, Towers Are Falling And Trees Are Fruitless
The collect and readings for today, the Third Sunday in Lent, may be found here. The appointed gospel is Luke 13:1-9. At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled…
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