Sermons

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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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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