Sermons

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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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 4th  Sunday after Pentecost Sermon –  8am and 9:30am Chapel of St. John the Divine Proper 8 RCL Year A 7/2/2017   Scripture Text: Jeremiah 28:5-9 Psalm 89:1-4,15-18 Romans 6:12-23 Matthew 10:40-42   Sermon Text: …

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis 3rd Sunday after Pentecost Sermon –  5pm and 10am Church of the Ascension, Wakefield Proper 7 RCL Year A 6/25/2017   Scripture Text: Jeremiah 20:7-13 Psalm 69: 8-11, (12-17), 18-20 Romans 6:1b-11 Matthew 10:24-39 Sermon …

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June 18, 2017       Proper 6a         2nd Pentecost         “Keep, O Lord, your household the church in your steadfast faith and love, that through your grace we may proclaim your truth with boldness, and minister your justice with compassion…”       …

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