Kingdom Life: Common, Routine, Mundane – Sermon for Palm Sunday 2015

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==================== A sermon offered on Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (At the blessing of the Palms, Zechariah 9:9-12 was read. The lessons at the Mass …

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Standing by Jesus – Sermon for Palm Sunday (Year A) – April 13, 2014

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==================== This sermon was preached on Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day were: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; and Matthew 21:1-11. In addition, …

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Salted with Fire – From the Daily Office – April 8, 2014

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From the Gospel of Mark: Jesus said: “For everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good; but if salt has lost its saltiness, how can you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.” …

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Filthy Clothes – From the Daily Office – December 18, 2013

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From the Prophet Zechariah: Now Joshua was dressed in filthy clothes as he stood before the angel. The angel said to those who were standing before him, “Take off his filthy clothes.” And to him he said, “See, I have …

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Today Is the Day! Well, Not Really – From the Daily Office – December 25, 2012

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From the Prophet Zechariah: Sing and rejoice, O daughter Zion! For lo, I will come and dwell in your midst, says the Lord. Many nations shall join themselves to the Lord on that day, and shall be my people; and …

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An Angry Jesus – From the Daily Office – December 1, 2012

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From Luke’s Gospel: As Jesus came near and saw the city, he wept over it, saying, “If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. …

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The Wounds on my Chest – From the Daily Office – November 29, 2012

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From the Prophet Zechariah: On that day, says the Lord of hosts, I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, so that they shall be remembered no more; and also I will remove from the land …

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Happy Birthday, Church! You Were Dry Bones…. – Sermon for Pentecost (Year B) – May 27, 2012

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Revised Common Lectionary for Pentecost Sunday (Year B): Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 104: 25-35,37; Acts 2:1-21; and John 15:26-27;16:4b-15 What happened one thousand nine hundred and seventy-nine years ago? If we can believe the calculations of an early medieval monk named …

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