Advent

The Most Right Decision, Advent 4 2016

making-the-most-right-choiceMorsels & Stories: I talked a bit about what the canons (which can be found here) have to say about the responsibilities of the vestry.

 

Sermon: Matthew’s story about how Jesus was born focuses on Joseph and a dream.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 1:18-25.

 

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Forerunner, Advent 3 2016

have-you-heardMorsels & Stories: I read “Magi” from Edward Hays’ The Ethiopian Tattoo Shop.

 

 

Sermon: John’s disciples ask Jesus a simple question and get a complicated answer.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 11:2-11.

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Brave Lambs and Trustworthy Lions, Advent 2 2016

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Morsels & Stories: I talk about Matthew 3:3.  Or Isaiah 40:3.  And the comma that differentiates them. (Spoiler Matthew is quoting Isaiah in this verse.)

 

 

Sermon:  How brave must the lamb be to walk in to lie down with the lion?  How trustworthy must the lion be to let the lamb live?

 

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Isaiah 11:1-10.

 

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Prophesying Enough, Advent 3 2015

Robyns SermonsStories and Morsels: I read “Burning Brightly” from A Spy on Noah’s Ark.

Sermon: John the Baptist, Marie Kondo (who’s name I may have butchered, sorry), and the Paris agreement about carbon emissions all have something in common.  How do we know it’s enough?

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Luke 3:7-18.

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Repentance Ping Pong, Advent 2 2015

Robyns SermonsStories and Morsels: I used the liturgical calendar wheel, to talk about the new liturgical year we just started.  (Similar to the one that appears here if I’ve internetted correctly.)

Sermon:  Repentance I talk about how repentance can be more like ping pong than an easy decision.

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Luke 3:1-6.

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Finding Yes, Advent 4 2014

Robyns SermonsWhat was it about Mary that helped her find ‘yes!”?

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Luke: 1-26-38.

 

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The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Us, Advent 2014

Robyns SermonsThe people of God have been telling Isaiah’s prophecy for a very long time.  Do we still believe it’s truth?

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Isaiah 61:1-4,8-11.

 

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Kickstartering the Kingdom, Advent 3 2013

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Isaiah 35:1-10.Robyns Sermons

Goals, stretch goals, and the promises of the Kingdom.

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Jades and the Tree of Jesse, Advent 2 Dec 8, 2013

Robyns SermonsThe lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked with all of them.

Waiting and more waiting.

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Map to Halfway, Advent 1 sermon Dec 2013

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Isaiah 2:1-5.

Isaiah holds up a vision of where we should be headed.  It’s the getting there that’s hard.

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