Sermons

July 30, 2017     Proper 12,A         The kingdom of heaven is like… lying down with dogs; … like crossing your eyes.       Our gospel for today is a whole string of parables Jesus used for teaching. It sounds to …

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July 29, 2017     Mary and Martha         Last week I asked the folks at St. John’s if they were wheat or weed. The weed in that story Jesus told was an innocent looking predator, that looks just like the …

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July 23, 2017       Proper 11 A,       7th Pentecost         Are you wheat or weed?       Do you joyfully recognize God’s presence in your life and give thanks, or do you feel so unworthy that there is no positive connection …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 7th  Sunday after Pentecost Sermon – 5pm and 10:00am Church of the Ascension Proper 11 RCL Year A 7/23/2017   Scripture Text: Isaiah 44:6-8 Psalm 86:11-17 Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30,36-43 Sermon Text: Salem Trials, The …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 6th  Sunday after Pentecost Sermon – 8am and 9:30am Chapel of St. John the Divine Proper 10 RCL Year A 7/16/2017   Scripture Text: Isaiah 55:10-13 Psalm 65: (1-8), 9-14 Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9,18-23 Sermon …

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July 15, 16, 2017        Proper 10A          6th Pentecost         The lectionary has left out the beginning of this chapter in Matthew. It starts, “That same day”. That same day as what? What else has happened on this day that …

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July 9, 2017     Proper 9A     5th Pentecost         I recently read about the number of verses in the Bible inviting us to care for and feed those in need. There are 2,500 verses—quite a few!       And this is …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 5th  Sunday after Pentecost Sermon – 5pm and 10:00am Church of the Ascension Proper 9 RCL Year A 7/9/2017   Scripture Text: Zechariah 9:9-12 Psalm 145:8-15 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Sermon Text: Zechariah gives …

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July 1, 2, 2017   Proper 8A,   4th Pentecost         I recently asked some folks how they were making God’s kingdom visible in their daily lives.       They pretty much all said that they try to be nice to people …

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June 25, 2017    Proper 7A    3rd Pentecost         When I knew I was preaching today I went to the book with all the readings and looked up the gospel for today. It was one of my favorites, and I …

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