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Sermons and Homilies

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God Won't Fit in My Box

A sermon from Genesis 4:1-16 dealing with what the Cain and Abel story tells us about God and ourselves.

Multi-Generational Promises: Abraham and Faithfulness (Genesis 15:1-18)

An audio homily on Genesis 15, dealing with Abraham and his faithfulness  to a future promise.

Underdogs and Earthen Vessels: (Deuteronomy 8:11-18)

Homily from Deuteronomy 8:11-18, dealing with human inadequacy and the sufficiency of God's presence.

Living Stones

A Tribute to Dona Belle Bratcher, and the value of heritage and tradition; a Mother's Day Sermon from Joshua 4:19-24, that could also be adapted to Father's Day or other services that emphasize heritage.

Change in the Wind

A sermon from 1 Samuel 3:1-20, the RCL OT reading  for Year B, Epiphany 2 and Proper 4.

Letting Go of the Past

A sermon from Psalm 22 that provides the basis for a service of healing; this can be used as the basis for an anointing service (originally written for the 2nd anniversary of the Oklahoma City Bombing).

Hope: A Homily for the First Sunday of Advent

A short homily from the RCL Lectionary reading for Advent 1, Year A, Isaiah 2:1-5.

The Death of Hope: Good Figs and Good Friday

A homily for Good Friday from Jeremiah's vision of the two baskets of figs, Jeremiah 24:1-10.

Christ and the Cross from a Roman Centurion's Perspective

A first person sermon telling the story of Holy Week as seen through the eyes of the Roman Centurion at the foot of the Cross.

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