Redbirds, Seeds, and Weeds: What You See Is Not All You Get – A Sermon on Mark 4:26-34; Proper 6B

The collect and readings for the Third Sunday after Pentecost, Prober 6B, may be found here. The following sermon is based on 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13; 2 Corinthians 5:6-17; and Mark 4:26-34. We live in a world that mostly believes what you see is what you get. We trust our eyes to reveal what is real and what is true. For most of us, I suspect, … Continue reading Redbirds, Seeds, and Weeds: What You See Is Not All You Get – A Sermon on Mark 4:26-34; Proper 6B

Waking Up With Leah – A Sermon for Proper 12A: Genesis 29:15-28; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

The collect and readings for today, the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 12A, may be found here. The following sermon is based on Genesis 29:15-28 and Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52. Genesis 29:15-28 Laban said to Jacob, “Because you are my kinsman, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what shall your wages be?” Now Laban had two daughters; the name of the elder was … Continue reading Waking Up With Leah – A Sermon for Proper 12A: Genesis 29:15-28; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

It’s About God, Not The Dirt – A Sermon on Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Proper 10A

The collect and readings for the Fourth Sunday After Pentecost, Proper 10A, may be found here. The appointed gospel is Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23. Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things in parables, … Continue reading It’s About God, Not The Dirt – A Sermon on Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Proper 10A