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A Promise Whispered, Pentecost 2017

Sometimes the Holy Spirit comes as apromise whisperedMorsels & Stories: I talked about Proverbs 8 and Wisdom.


Sermon: Sometimes the Holy Spirit is fire, or wind, or a breath.


The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 20:19-23.



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SR: Fire and Light, Alumni Camp P15 2013

Link: Fire and Light, Alumni Camp P15 2013

Summary of what I was saying and why:
Alumni Camp brings people back who were Camp 10 to 40 years ago. They tell old stories and catch up. Much like today’s campers they often mention how significant Camp was for their life and faith. How they felt the warmth of God’s love and caught fire here. How hard it is not being here.

Jesus Count:low
Good News:the fire of God’s. love doesn’t go out

What did I change on my feet?
I had jotted down a few fragments of ideas before preaching. There were several that didn’t make it into the sermon but it wasn’t a change so much as extemporaneous editing.
What didn’t work/what did I miss?
I felt that I skirted around “You are the fire of God in the world.”
What did work?
I loved pulling in Moses and the burning bush.

Other sermons I liked:

(Here’s the list of people I usually listen to. Am I missing someone?)

Priest Arnold reframed burning and changing: If you run the race that is set before you, your legs will burn and your lungs will burn, but you will cross the finish line. If you allow his love into your life, it will change you, and the transformation might be painful for a while.

Priest Witt considers Jesus and stress.

Priest Lightcap considers Jesus’s audience and how this passage ought to set our hair on fire.

If nothing else I’ve loved the imagery in sermons this week.

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Fire and Light, Proper 15 at Alumni Camp 8-18-13

The readings can be found here.  I worked with Luke 12:24-56.

Jesus talks about the fire he came to kindle.  I (briefly) ruminate on the light we are.


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