Sermons

The Rev. Robert P. Travis 18th  Sunday after Pentecost Sermon –8am and 9:30am Chapel of St. John the Divine Proper 22 RCL Year A 10/8/2017  Scripture Text: Isaiah 5:1-7 Psalm 80:7-14 Philippians 3:4b-14 Matthew 21:33-46 Sermon Text: Today we move …

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October 1, 2017    Proper 21A,     17 Pentecost         Power and authority—where do they come from? How are they manifested?       Spoiler alert—human authority is a top down structure manifested in having power over people. It would be pictured as …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 17th  Sunday after Pentecost Sermon – 5pm, 8am and 10:00am Church of the Ascension Proper 21 RCL Year A 10/1/2017   Scripture Text: Ezekiel 18:1-4,25-32 Psalm 25:1-8 Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 21:23-32 Sermon Text: Today we …

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September 23/24, 2017    Proper 20A     16 Pentecost         Today we hear Jesus say, “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner.” But we call this story “The parable of the laborers in the vineyard.”       He also says, …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 16th  Sunday after Pentecost Sermon – 9:00am Chapel of St. John the Divine Proper 20 RCL Year A 9/24/2017   Scripture Text: Jonah 3:10-4:11 Psalm 145:1-8 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16 Sermon Text: How do we …

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September 17, 2017   Proper  18A and 19A If you read my sermon from last week, this is pretty much the same. I think the idea of forgiving is important enough for two postings.        Last week and next we heard …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 15th  Sunday after Pentecost Sermon – 5pm, 8am and 10:00am Church of the Ascension Proper 19 RCL Year A 9/17/2017   Scripture Text: Genesis 50:15-21 Psalm 103:(1-7), 8-13 Romans 14:1-12 Matthew 18:21-35 Sermon Text: When …

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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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