SR Walking on Water, August 2014

Link: Walking on Water, August 2014

Summary of what I was saying and why:
I love this story. I love that Peter gets out of the boat. I love that the storm stills. I love that Jesus pulls Peter back out of the water. Which made it really hard to preach. Then I started thinking about why Peter made the mistake of almost drowning. And realized he nearly didn’t…

Theology: People and the power of faith
Jesus Count: average
Good News: Sometimes we walk on water

What did I change on my feet?
I had a bare outline sketched out. I mostly filled it out.
What didn’t work/what did I miss?
There’s a moment at the beginning where I say that last week was yesterday. After that I’m not so sure…
What did work?
Part of what I loved about this sermon was my hand gestures. As I’m talking about heaven and earth touching, I’m touching fingers—as if there’s just a point where things just, much like on Sistine Chapel. I don’t know if anyone else made the conscious connection, but I loved it.

Other sermons I liked:

Priest Halley, Daring to Dance on Angry Waves
“I Am – the God who Sambas across the storms, Wastusis across the waves, Tangos across the thunder, and does the Hustle across the Hurricanes of our lives and bids us to “step out with faith, step out in courage, step out in joy upon the sea and dance with me.””

Priest Giroux, Help! There is corn in my scooter.
“The great Jewish writer Isaac Bashevis Singer once said, “I only pray when I am in trouble. But I’m in trouble all the time, so I pray all the time.””

(Here’s the list of people I usually listen to. Am I missing someone?)
The Anglican Church of Canada uses the Roman Ordinary Time numbering system instead of numbering the Propers. I indicate both numbering systems.

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