Posts Tagged With: Jesus

Taxes and Kings, October 2017

What will we do with what God has given us-

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Morsels & Stories: After last week I got some feedback that the sermon was a bit confusing so I revisited the parable this morning.

 

Sermon:  “Should we pay taxes?” is an age-old question.  When did it start and how does it intersect our lives today?

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 22:15-22.

 

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A Banquet for Justice, October 2017

Who do we invite to our banquet-

Morsels & Stories: I talked about St Peter’s Stewardship package, which went out today.

 

Sermon: This is a tough parable Jesus offers us this week.  Let’s unpack it a bit.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 22:1-14.

 

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Kingdom Managers, September 2017

Kingdom ManagersMorsels & Stories: I read from The Ethiopian Tattoo Shop by Edward Hays.

 

Sermon:  There’s a lot of whining in today’s Gospels.  But my favourite character in the Gospel barely appears.

 

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 20:1-16.

 

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Peter, Donkeys, and Stumbling Blocks, September 2017

stumbling blockMorsels & Stories: I talked about crossing ourselves, one of the many gestures some Anglicans make during worship.  I touched on the variety of ways people may or may not gesture during worship.

 

Sermon: Jesus says calls Peter a satan and a stumbling block and I hear echoes from the rest of the Bible.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 16: 21-28.

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Sinking, August 2017

Iveson tweetMorsels & Stories: I talked about the events in Charlottesville, the Mayor’s tweet, and how racism is also our problem.

 

Sermon:  Jesus pulls Peter out of the water when he is sinking because that is the kind of Jesus we follow.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Matthew 14: 22-33.

 

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Transfiguration, August 2017

transforming the world into the Kingdom of GodMorsels & Stories:  I talked about the Calendar of the Church Year and why we celebrated the Transfiguration today.

 

Sermon:  I talked about the Transfiguration, the atomic bomb that fell on Hiroshima on this day, and how we are called to transform the world around us.

 

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Luke 9: 28-36.

 

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A Complex Kingdom, July 2017

Come, struggle with usMorsels & Stories: I read from Does God have a Big Toe? about Max, the angel who was a camel.

 

 

Sermon: Jesus talks about the Kingdom of God in a lot of ways.

 

 

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 13: 31–33 44–52.

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Spotted Knapweed and Kingdom Gardens, July 2017

spotted knapweedMorsels & Stories: I did some show and tell with the main traveling communion sets I use.

 

Sermon: How does pulling spotted knapweed as a child interact with Jesus’ parable of the weeds?

 

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Matthew 13:24-30 36-43.

 

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Seeds, Scattered July 2017

seeds scatteredMorsels & Stories:  We spent a little more time with the Children’s Illustrated Bible from last week.

 

 

Sermon:  What might this parable have sounded like if it was told today?  What does the product of the seed in good ground need to hear?

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 13: 1-9 18-23.

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Easy and Light, July 2017

light and easy

Morsels & Stories:  I talked about my favourite Bibles for younger people.  An illustrated one, one aimed at teens and small groups, and I mentioned one I don’t have (yet).

 

Sermon: Jesus says that his yoke is easy and his burden is light.  What things do we put down to walk with Jesus?

 

You can find the lessons by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Matthew 11: 16-19 25-30.

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