Category Archives: Proclamatio

Sermon Notes- July 22, 2012

Year B- Pentecost 8-Proper 11 2 Samuel 7:1-14a Psalm 89:20-37 (UMH 807) Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 The lections from the Hebrew scriptures continue to extol King David.  (Though we know that his story is not without its flaws).  Paul continues to be poetic with the Epistle Lesson.  And, Jesus in the Gospel of Mark reveals …

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Sermon Notes- July 29, 2012

Year B-Pentecost 9-Proper 12 2 Samuel 11:1-15 Psalm 14 (UMH 746) Ephesians 3:14-21 John 6:1-21 Two weeks ago, David danced with reckless abandon before the ark. This week, David does the dance with Bathsheba that shows just how flawed a human leader can be.  The Gospel Lesson is the feeding of the multitudes.  The choices that …

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Sermon Notes- July 15, 2012

Year B- Pentecost 7-Proper 10 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b -19 Psalm 24 (UMH 755) Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29 The Old Testament lesson and Psalm are two of my favorite passages in the Bible.  They are not meant to link up with the Epistle and Gospel.  If I were preaching this week, it would be no choice. …

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Sermon Notes- July 8, 2012

Year B- Pentecost 6-Proper 9 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 Psalm 48 (UMH 782) 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Mark 6:1-13 I got behind with the transition to the new job.  My hopes are to catch up and get back in the swing of studying and commenting on the lectionary.  The first of July was my last Sunday as …

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Sermon Notes- July 1, 2012

Year B- Pentecost 5-Proper 8 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 Psalm 130 (UMH 848) 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Mark 5:21-43 This particular Sunday will be the last one that I preach in my current churches.  I could easily stray from the lectionary on my last Sunday, but that is not my style.  I have decided against preaching from …

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Sermon Notes- July 24, 2012

Year B- Pentecost 4-Proper 7 1 Samuel 17:(1a , 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 Psalm 9:9-20 (UMH 744) 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Mark 4:35-41 This week’s texts are great for the storytellers among us.  The first lesson is the story of David and Goliath, and the Gospel Lesson has Jesus asleep on a boat in a storm.  The Old …

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