Sermons

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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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 7 Epiphany Sermon –  5pm, 8am and 10:00am Church of the Ascension, Wakefield RI RCL Year A 2/19/2017  Scripture Text: Leviticus 19:1-2,9-18 1 Corinthians 3:10-11,16-23 Matthew 5:38-48 Psalm 119:33-40 Sermon Text: I struggled a lot …

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February 12, 2017         6th after Epiphany         Jesus sounds really upset today! It sounds as if he is pointing his finger at us and saying we are bad.       He is not doing that—he IS telling us how he …

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Jan. 22, 2017,     3 Epiphany, A,    Will you come and follow me if I but call your name? Will you go where you don’t know, and never be the same?”       I hope that you felt the power of …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 6 Epiphany Sermon –  8am and 9:30am Chapel of St. John the Divine, Saunderstown RI RCL Year A 2/12/2017 Scripture Text: Deuteronomy 30:15-20 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 Matthew 5:21-37 Psalm 119:1-8 Sermon Text: Have any of …

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February 5, 2017     5th after Epiphany, A         There is a legend told about a man who goes to heaven.       He gets a tour of the place, and it’s everything he hoped heaven would be.       Then he’s …

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