Words That Defile Us

a sermon for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 15A)

By Jewish custom and tradition, Jesus was right – his mission and ministry was originally intended only for the children of Israel. The Canaanite woman was out of bounds. Fortunately for us, she persisted.

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Rescue at Sea

a sermon for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 14A)

When Peter was afraid and cried out to be saved, Jesus reached out, grabbed him and put him back in the boat with the other disciples so that they could get on with doing the work he had called them to do. That future is open to us as well.


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