Matthew 14:22-33, Proper 14A, Sermon, Fear, Jesus Walking on Water, Henry Ossawa Tanner

No Fear – A Sermon on Matthew 14:22-33

“And they cried out in fear” (Matthew 14:22-32, Proper 14A). When I was a kid the door to the stairway going upstairs at my grandmother’s house was always kept closed. It was never left open and rarely did anyone go up there. I never asked my grandmother about that. I didn’t need to. I had been warned. My older cousin had told me all about … Continue reading No Fear – A Sermon on Matthew 14:22-33

Peaceful Storms – A Sermon on Mark 4:35-41; Proper 7B

The collect and readings for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 7B, may be found here. The following sermon is based on Mark 4:35-41. “A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped.” Jesus and his disciples are crossing the Sea of Galilee. They are moving from the Jewish side to the Gentile side, the … Continue reading Peaceful Storms – A Sermon on Mark 4:35-41; Proper 7B