The Hope of Advent

a sermon for the 1st Sunday of Advent, Year C

 

Prophecy in the Bible always contains a message of hope, while false prophets feed off our fears. But where do we find hope in the news today?

 

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Birthpangs of the Kingdom

a sermon for 25th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 28B)

 

Jesus knew that putting faith in human institutions was folly. Nothing built by human hands lasts forever. “Not one stone will be left here upon another; all will be thrown down.”

 

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Those Through Whom God Shines

a sermon for All Saints Day

All of us are here because of the saints who have gone before us. Perhaps that’s why the lessons we read today have such a familiar ring to them; they are lessons we normally hear at funeral services, and yet they are readings of hope and joy.  Those who came before us, the ones who have died, rest in the eternal presence of God. Today we remember the eternal communion of all the saints.

But what, exactly, is a saint?

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