Faith, Hope, and Charity – Sermon for Pentecost 22 (25 October 2015)

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==================== A sermon offered on Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 25B, Track 1, RCL), October 25, 2015, to the people of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The lessons for the day are Job 42:1-6,10-17, …

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At the End, There Is God – From the Daily Office – July 22, 2014

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From the Letter to the Romans: We do not live to ourselves, and we do not die to ourselves. If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we …

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New Worlds – From the Daily Office – March 3, 2014

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From the Psalter: The Lord is a friend to those who fear him and will show them his covenant. (From the Daily Office Lectionary – Psalm 24:13 (BCP Version) – March 3, 2014.) “Each friend,” wrote Anais Nin, “represents a …

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WYSIWYG World – From the Daily Office – January 10, 2014

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From the Letter to the Colossians: Therefore do not let anyone condemn you in matters of food and drink or of observing festivals, new moons, or sabbaths. These are only a shadow of what is to come, but the substance …

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The Better Angels – Sermon for St. Michael & All Angels Day – September 29, 2013

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==================== This sermon was preached on St. Michael and All Angels Day, September 29, 2013, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (The Episcopal Lectionary, Michaelmas: Genesis 28:10-17; Revelation 12:7-12; Psalm 103; and John 1:47-51. …

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Writing Sermons – From the Daily Office – June 8, 2013

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From the Psalter: Lord, you have searched me out and known me. (From the Daily Office Lectionary – Psalm 139:1 (BCP Version) – June 8, 2013.) Today, it is the evening psalm that I ponder. The NRSV translation of the …

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The Patients of Job: Part Four – “Can You Love What You Can’t Control?” – Sermon for Pentecost 22, Proper 25B – October 28, 2012

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==================== This sermon was preached on Sunday, October 28, 2012, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (Revised Common Lectionary, Proper 25B: Job 42:1-6,10-17; Psalm 34:1-8; Hebrews 7:23-28; and Mark 10:46-52. These lessons can be …

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The Patients of Job: Part Three – “What Is Half of 11?” – Sermon for Pentecost 21, Proper 24B – October 21, 2012

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==================== This sermon was preached on Sunday, October 21, 2012, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (Revised Common Lectionary, Proper 24B: Job 38:1-7,34-41; Psalm 104:1-9,25,37b; Hebrews 5:1-10; Mark 10:35-45. These lessons can be read …

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God Is A Nag! – From the Daily Office – October 16, 2012

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From the Book of Jonah: Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai, saying, “Go at once to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before me.” But …

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The Patients of Job: Part Two – “I Don’t Know Where to Find God!” – Sermon for Pentecost 20, Proper 23B – October 14, 2012

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==================== This sermon was preached on Sunday, October 14, 2012, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Medina, Ohio, where Fr. Funston is rector. (Revised Common Lectionary, Proper 23B: Job 23:1-9,16-17; Psalm 22:1-15; Hebrews 4:12-16; and Mark 10:17-31. These lessons can be …

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