Posts Tagged With: grace

Grace for Discipline, Lent 2018

Lent 1 Collect.pngMorsels & Stories: I talked about the liturgical life-cycle of palms.

Sermon: I preached on the collect today.

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SR Budgeting Grace, All Saints 2013

Link: Budgeting Grace, All Saints 2013

Summary of what I was saying and why:
All Saints was also the first Sunday of our pledge month. And I didn’t want it to be a “saints=money, give us money.”
Our response, faithful and wise, to our inheritance is about stewardship.

Theology: hagiology and stewardship
Jesus Count: low
Good News: grace is not budgeted

What did I change on my feet?
Not a lot.
What didn’t work/what did I miss?
I missed some of the budget paragraph in the early service. I didn’t get to anything about how we are to respond by squeezing all of the grace we can out of our lives.
I also missed the recorder. Batteries matter.
What did work?
I liked including the treasure of grace medieval theology.
I also think it was important to contrast God’s abundance with the importance for our budgets.

Other sermons I liked:

Priest Shaver considers our shared death.

Priest Arnold also goes a little Reformation.

Bishop Fisher reminds us that God is backward thinking.

(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. Because all of this is new to me, I’m now indicating both numbering systems.

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Budgeting Grace, All Saints sermon 2013

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I leaned toward Ephesians 1:11-23, but mostly preached hagiology (Sainthood).

I was taught that budgets were important–and that grace doesn’t have a budget.

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Sinners in hope of mercy, a sermon for Proper 19, 9-12-10

The lessons can be found by clicking here.

What is life like when you live in hope and expectation of God’s mercy and grace?
What is life like when you are always ready to extend God’s mercy and grace?

Click to play: P19 nativity 9-12-10

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