Sermons

October 8/9, 2016       Proper 23, C     21 Pentecost        One of the first things I remember learning was to say “thank you.” Even when we say it automatically, it reminds us to be thankful, grateful. It is a helpful …

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       Have you ever heard a joke about the “pearly gates”? Like the one about the rich man who couldn’t give up all his money, and bargained with God to take a suitcase to heaven. He filled the …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 21st Sunday after Pentecost Sermon –  8 and 9:30am Chapel of St. John the Divine, RI RCL Year C Proper 23 10/9/2016   Scripture Text: 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c Psalm 111 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 20th Sunday after Pentecost Sermon –  5pm, 8 and 10:00am Church of the Ascension, RI RCL Year C Proper 22 10/2/2016   Scripture Text: Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4 Psalm 37:1-10 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Luke 17:5-10   …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 19th Sunday after Pentecost Sermon –  9:00am Chapel of St. John the Divine, RI RCL Year C Proper 20 9/25/2016   Scripture Text: Amos 6:1a,4-7 Psalm 146 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Luke 16:19-31   Sermon Text: …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 18th Sunday after Pentecost Sermon –  5pm, 8am and 10:00am Church of the Ascension, Wakefield RI RCL Year C Proper 20 9/18/2016   Scripture Text: Amos 8:4-7 Psalm 113 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Luke 16:1-13 Sermon …

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Sept. 18, 2016    Proper 20, C   18th Pentecost         This passage from Luke is considered to be the most complicated and difficult parable to understand –and not just by me!       Fortunately, we have help to sort it out. …

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Sept. 4, 2016     Proper 18, C    16th Pentecost         So, did you enjoy hearing the Gospel today? Did you say, “Praise to you, Lord Christ” with joy and enthusiasm? Or, would you rather hear something else?       I wouldn’t …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 17th Sunday after Pentecost Sermon –  8am and 9:30am Chapel of St. John the Divine, Saunderstown, RI RCL Year C Proper 19 9/11/2016   Scripture Text: Exodus 32:7-14 Psalm 51:1-11 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-10 …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 16th Sunday after Pentecost Sermon –  5pm and 9:00am Church of the Ascension, Wakefield RI RCL Year C Proper 18 9/3-4/2016 Scripture Text: Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 1 Philemon 1-21 Luke 14:25-33 Sermon Text: If any …

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