Sermons

August 27/28, 2016     Proper 17, C     15th Pentecost  The kingdom of God is like sitting down at the end of the dinner table and being invited to “come up higher” and sit beside the one giving the dinner. That works—and …

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August 21, 2016     Proper 16, C    14th Pentecost  Jesus is teaching in the synagogue when he sees a woman who has been crippled for 18 years. Imagine not being able to stand up straight for 18 years! For some, of …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 15th Sunday after Pentecost Sermon –  9:00am Chapel of St. John the Divine, Saunderstown RI RCL Year C Proper 17 8/28/2016   Scripture Text: Proverbs 25:6-7 Psalm 112 Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Luke 14:1, 7-14   …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 14th Sunday after Pentecost Sermon –  5pm and 9:00am Church of the Ascension, Wakefield RI RCL Year C Proper 16 8/6-7/2016   Scripture Text: Isaiah 58:9b-14 Psalm 103:1-8 Hebrews 12:18-29 Luke 13:10-17 Sermon Text: In …

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August 14, 2016       Proper 15,C     13th Pentecost  Wow! This doesn’t sound like the Jesus we heard last week! In last Sunday’s gospel we heard one of my most favorite lines, and one of my most challenging. Favorite: Jesus says, “Do …

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8/7/16   Proper 14, C   12th Pent.   St. John’s  “Don’t be afraid, little flock, it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Or, as I like to say this, “Fear not, little flock, it is your Father’s good …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 12th Sunday after Pentecost Sermon –  5pm and 9:00am Church of the Ascension, Wakefield RI RCL Year C Proper 14 8/6-7/2016   Scripture Text: Genesis 15:1-6 Psalm 33:12-22 Hebrews 11:1-3,8-16 Luke 12:32-40 Sermon Text: It …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 9th Sunday after Pentecost Sermon –  8 and 9:30am Chapel of the St. John The Divine, Saunderstown RI RCL Year C Proper 11 7/16/2016 Scripture Text: Genesis 18:1-10a Psalm 15 Colossians 1:15-28 Luke 10:38-42 Sermon …

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Proper 10A,     8th Pentecost  “And who is my neighbor?” A lawyer should have known not to ask a question if you don’t know the answer! Anyone who’d been around Jesus much would have known that he’d give an answer you …

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Proper 9, C    7th Pentecost  Glory. It’s a word we use a lot in our worship. We usually say or sing “Glory to God in the highest” as we begin. In our Psalm today we said, “sing the glory of …

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