Sermons

The Rev. Robert P. Travis Lent 4 Sermon – 9:00am Chapel of St. John the Divine, Saunderstown RI RCL Year A 3/26/2017   Scripture Text: 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 Psalm 23   Sermon Text: Have you ever …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis Lent 3 Sermon –  5, 8 and 10:00am Church of the Ascension, Wakefield RI RCL Year A 3/19/2017   Scripture Text: Exodus 17:1-7 Romans 5:1-11 John 4:5-42 Psalm 95 Sermon Text: A few weeks ago, …

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March 19, 2017  3rd Sunday in Lent, A        Water is the most abundant material on earth. Even we are mostly water, but that is of no help when we are thirsty.      When my kids and I visited …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis Lent 2 Sermon –  8 and 9:30am Chapel of St. John the Divine, Saunderstown RI RCL Year A 3/12/2017   Scripture Text: Genesis 12:1-4a Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 John 3:1-17 Psalm 121 Sermon Text: My mother was …

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March 26, 2017 2nd Sunday in Lent, A         So, my friends, have you been “born again”?       Are you “saved”?       That is how many people read this story of Nicodemus, and it’s an easy mistake, because the …

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March 5, 2017,      First Sunday in Lent, A IF. What a small word, just those two little letters, but what a HUGE problem that word can be for us!       IF always seems to have negative connotations, of unfulfilled hopes …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis Lent 1 Sermon –  5pm, 8 and 10:00am Church of the Ascension, Wakefield RI RCL Year A 3/5/2017   Scripture Text: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 Romans 5:12-19 Matthew 4:1-11 Psalm 32 Sermon Text: Temptation is something …

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March 1, 2017     Ash Wednesday, A        “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.” Familiar words from the committal at funerals. They remind us of our connection to the earth, to dirt. We are part of this planet while we …

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Feb. 25/26, 2017       Last Epiphany, A           On the last Sunday after the long, green, season of Pentecost, we celebrate Jesus as King of Kings. Then we prepare for that King’s birth as a lowly human baby, in a …

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  The Rev. Robert P. Travis Last Epiphany Sermon –  9:00am Chapel of St. John the Divine, Saunderstown RI RCL Year A 2/26/2017   Scripture Text: Exodus 24:12-18 2 Peter 1:16-21 Matthew 17:1-9 Psalm 2 Sermon Text: The transfiguration is …

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