Posts Tagged With: Peter

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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Not Supposed to be here, Jan 2017

standing-in-baptismal-watersMorsels & Stories: I talked a bit about the Baptismal Covenant, which I love.  I manage to work in Commentary on the American Prayer Book, which I also love.

 

Sermon:  We back Peter’s story up a few verses and explore being out of place.

The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Acts 10.

 

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A Love that Challenges, Easter 3 2016

A love that challenges usMorsels & Stories: I read about the Dolphins of the Red Sea from Does God have a Big Toe?

 

Sermon: Peter takes the disciples fishing.  Jesus shows up and they try things in a new way.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 21:1-19.

 

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Messy Transfiguration, February 2016

Robyns SermonsMorsels & Stories: I read from “Does God Have a Big Toe?”

Sermons: Jesus takes Peter, James, and John up the mountain for the Transfiguration.  Nothing was by accident.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked mostly closely with Luke 9:28–36, (37–43).

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Prevention, Easter 6 2015

Robyns SermonsPeter asks, “Who would prevent them from being baptized?”  And we pride ourselves on being welcoming.  Which isn’t the same thing.

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Acts 10:44-48.

 

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Walking on Water, August 2014

Robyns SermonsPeter stepped out of the boat and there was a moment or two…

 

 

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

 

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SR: Peter and Promises, Easter 3, 2013

Link: Peter and Promises

Summary of what I was saying and why:
This sermon was slow to write. The Gospel is about feeding, it’s about love, it’s about Resurrection, and none of that was interesting to me this year. It felt like I’d just done something on the whole obedience bit in Acts and Revelation would’ve taken more time than I had. And I kept re-reading the Gospel. Then I remembered the “Quo vadis?” story about Peter and Jesus outside Rome. And I started thinking about how hard it is to do what Peter promises on that beach.

Theology: discipleship
Jesus Count:medium
Good News: like Peter we too get to return, again and again

What did I change on my feet?
The last addition was the section about the promises we have trouble keeping–most of the language coming from the Baptismal Covenant. It wasn’t on my feet, but it was Sunday morning.
What didn’t work/what did I miss?
I was pretty happy with this one.
What did work?
I liked this treatment of Peter. When I was done preaching it I felt that previously I tended to write him off too much. This time I feel like he got credit he deserves.

Other sermons I liked:

Priest Lightcap preached on Saul and conversion being wounding work.

Bishop Fisher worked in a Mad Men reference while talking about Saul’s anger.

And there were other good sermons but I personally struggled once anyone mentioned Greek words and meaning of love. Greek was never my strong language and this week I just couldn’t go there.

(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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Peter and Promises, a sermon for 3 Easter 4-14-13

The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with John 21:1-19.

Peter, the bumbling disciple, is also having some trouble keeping promises.

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Proper 14, 2011

The lessons for this Sunday can be found here. I worked most closely with Matthew 14:22-33, with a little bit of a lead off from Romans.

Peter walks on water. Peter gets out of the boat. But first, Peter asks for permission, directions, a sending?

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

Listen here: Proper 14, 2011

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