Category Archives: Proclamatio

Sermon Notes for July 31, 2011

Scriptures for 7th Sunday after Pentecost (Year A, Proper 13): Genesis 32:22-31 Psalm 17: 1-7, 16 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:13-21 Jacob wrestles with God in the Old Testament lesson.  It is not a long reading, but it is packed.  Two things to unpack for the congregation- 1) the importance of names (Jacob/Israel/and the holy Name/Place …

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Sermon Notes for July 24, 2011

The scriptures for the 6th Sunday after Pentecost (Year A, Proper 12): Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Much like last week, you get a Jacob story, and another parable from Jesus.  You can’t go wrong storytelling.  It has been my experience that people remember stories and pictures better than they …

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Sermon Notes for July 17, 2011

The scriptures for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 11) are: Genesis 28:10-19a Psalm 139: 1-11, 22-23 Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 (To the right is a resource that can be found at the Vanderbilt Divinity School resource for this week) Early thoughts on these texts- I love the lectionary during the summer months because …

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