Posts Tagged With: Samuel

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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Janitors in the Kingdom, Reign of Christ 2016

Morsels & Stories: I read an excerpt from What’s so Amazing about Grace? by Philip Yancey.

 

Sermon: We celebrate Christ as King when monarchy is really complex biblically and humanly speaking.

 

You can find the lessons for this morning by clicking here.  I preached mostly on the theme of the day.

 

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Prayerful Giving, Proper 11 June 7 2015

Robyns SermonsI’ve started doing short education bit before the sermon called Morsels and Stories which is also recorded.  This week’s was on the Baptismal Covenant.

This morning Samuel lists all of the things a king would take.  What does it mean when God asks us to give a similar list?

 

The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with 1 Sam 8:4–11, (12–15), 16–20, (11:14–15).

 

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SR Christ the King 11-21-12

Sermon Review

Link: Christ the King 2012

Summary of what I was saying and why:
Jesus is the King. But as co-inheritors with Jesus, so are we. I spend some time building that argument and get to talk about Baptism (!).

Theology: evangelism
Jesus Count: moderate
Good News: We are co-inheritors with Jesus.
What did I change on my feet?
Not a lot.
What didn’t work/what did I miss?
I feel like I should have made a better transition from Samuel to Jesus. I also left out the ‘how do we do this?’ ideas.

What did work?
I liked the connection with last week’s sermon. I love when I get to talk about Baptism, history, or current liturgical practice, so this was a lot of fun for me.

Other sermons I liked:
The Rev Baum
George does a fabulous job with the Gospel. And gets bonus points for a Hunger Games revenue.

The Rev Richardson
About belonging, membership, and claiming our place as Christians.

And there may have been others but my migraine ate them, along with a chunk of the middle of the 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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