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SR The Glory of Jesus Christ, Palm Sunday 2013

Link:The Glory of Jesus Christ

Summary of what I was saying and why:
Palm Sunday is the beginning of the challenge of Holy Week preaching. The texts and liturgies almost do preach themselves and yet I do feel a need to voice where I believe my community is amongst the texts.
Palm and Passion Sunday is harder for me as a priest than I remember it being as a parishioner. I feel the disconnect between the triumphal entry and the crucifixion end more. This year I found myself getting caught up in the Christology of Paul’s hymn in Philippians and used that to frame a very short sermon.

This sermon, in this style, would not exist without this discipline. I’m never entirely sure if I like a sermon until about six months after I preached it. But I am glad I stepped out of my comfort zone.

Theology: Christology
Jesus Count: moderate
Good News: Jesus is not done.

What did I change on my feet?
I rearranged things a bit.
What didn’t work/what did I miss?
I’m not sure the rearranging worked. As I’d written it the bulk of the middle was structured around “the glory is a prelude to the work Jesus is to be about/ the glory is because of the work Jesus has done.” It lost some of the nod towards poetry but I think it still worked as sermon.
I also moved the “Jesus is not done” line. I think that was an improvement.
What did work?
I liked this for Palm Sunday. It is an odd day.

Other sermons I liked:

Bishop Rickel on Palm Sunday setting the stage for the week and our lives.

Bishop Fisher onone of the scary concepts of the Church: commitment.

And it is Holy Week so a lot of sermons aren’t up and my time is limited. Three sermons and services in the next three days! Which probably means a round-up next week.

(Don’t see your sermon or a sermon you liked? Maybe I don’t know about it. Leave me a comment with a link and I’ll take a look.)

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The Glory of Jesus Christ, a sermon for Palm Sunday 3-24-13

The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked with Philippians 2:5-11, the ride into Jerusalem, and story of Jesus.

Glory is due to Jesus. Which is where we start today. And Jesus is not done.

Listen: Palm Sunday, 2013

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SR Expensive Misundstandings, Lent 5

Link: Expensive Misunderstandings

Summary of what I was saying and why:
Paul gets a bad reputation. At least when I hang out in liberal or cynical circles. That’s where I started.
Then I started thinking about Mary and the hidden story we don’t know about this nard. What did it cost her to anoint Jesus’s feet with that expensive feet?
What are the hidden sacrifices in all of our pews and pulpits? How do we honor those?

Theology: sacrifice
Jesus Count: moderate
Good News: we have all sacrificed for the sake of the Gospel

What did I change on my feet?
I rewrote the end of the sermon on my feet.
What didn’t work/what did I miss?
I didn’t try to write any modern stories into this sermon. I don’t know that I would go back and do that, I just know that I didn’t.
What did work?
It is important to care for each other and asking the question about the sacrifices we have made (and are making) to worship our God

Other sermons I liked:

Bishop Rickel preaches about how this is not Jesus letting us off the hook or a story of one person being better than the other but the need for both.

Priest Linman preaches about the importance of The Gospel of You (alongside the Gospels of Mary, Lazarus, and Judas).

Priest Giroux preaches on the inability to math love.

Priest Robertson preaches an imagery laden sermon I loved.

(Don’t see your sermon or a sermon you liked? Maybe I don’t know about it. Leave me a comment with a link and I’ll take a look.)

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Expensive Misunderstandings, a sermon for Lent 5, 3-17-13

The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked with Philipians 3:4b-14 and John 12:1-8.

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Paul, who lists off his credentials this morning, is often misunderstood. I pull Mary’s story from the Gospel and the #humbrag from twitter in.

Listen: Lent 5, 2013

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Dogs, Cats, and Love: a sermon for Epiphany 4

The lessons for Sunday can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with 1 Corinthians 13:1-13.

My dog does not appear in my sermons very often, but this week you get to hear about life with Griz, cats, and 1 Cor 12. And love.

(There will be a few moments of silence before the sermon begins. Thank you for your patience.)

Listen:Epiphany 4, 2013

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