The Hometown Disadvantage – A Sermon On Mark 6:1-13

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 9, Year B - Mark 6:1-13 Nazareth as depicted on Byzantine mosaic. Photograph by Meister der Kahriye-Cami-Kirche in Istanbul. Public Domain. Wikimedia Commons “Jesus came to his hometown.” He's left that place where he healed…

Nazareth: A Condition Of The Heart – A Sermon On John 1:43-51

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.

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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