Sermons

The Rev. Robert P. Travis 14th  Sunday after Pentecost Sermon – 8am and 9:30am Chapel of St. John the Divine Proper 18 RCL Year A 9/10/2017   Scripture Text: Ezekiel 33:7-11 Psalm 119:33-40 Romans 13:8-14 Matthew 18:15-20   Sermon Text: …

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September 9 and 10, 2017   Proper  18A and 19A         This week and next we hear from Matthew about life in the church. Even in the early church there were squabbles and differences. That’s what we hear about today. …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 13th  Sunday after Pentecost Sermon – 10:00am Church of the Ascension Proper 17 RCL Year A 9/3/2017   Scripture Text: Jeremiah 15:15-21 Psalm 26:1-8 Romans 12:9-21 Matthew 16:21-28   Sermon Text: Last week we heard …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 12th  Sunday after Pentecost Sermon – 9:00am Chapel of St. John the Divine Proper 16 RCL Year A 8/27/2017   Scripture Text: Isaiah 51:1-6 Psalm 138 Romans 12:1-8 Matthew 16:13-20   Sermon Text: In our …

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August 27, 2017    Proper 16A,    12th Pentecost         “Rock solid” “Bed rock” “Rock of Gibraltar”       In imagery rocks are permanent, forever.       There’s a large rock on the road where I used to live in NH—it even has …

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August 20, 2017     Proper 15A        11th Pentecost         “Lord, save me!”  “Lord, help me!”       We heard these words from Peter in last Sunday’s  gospel, and today from the Canaanite woman.       It’s said that the most uttered prayer …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 11th  Sunday after Pentecost Sermon – 5pm and 10:00am Church of the Ascension Proper 15 RCL Year A 8/20/2017   Scripture Text: Isaiah 56:1,6-8 Psalm 67 Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28 Sermon Text: …

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August 13, 2017        Proper 14A        10th Pentecost         There is a big difference between knowing about God, and knowing God.       A good place to encounter God is the Bible (no surprise!) And there are two main ways to …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 10th  Sunday after Pentecost Sermon – 8 and 9:30am Chapel of St. John the Divine Proper 14 RCL Year A 8/13/2017   Scripture Text: 1 Kings 19:9-18 Psalm 85:8-13 Romans 10:5-15 Matthew 14:22-33 Sermon Text: …

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August 6, 2017    Feast of the Transfiguration         Today we celebrate the feast of the Transfiguration. Most feast days that fall on Sunday are transferred to the following week, but today we get a break from Matthew’s parables and …

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