Category Archives: Proclamatio

Sermon Notes–April 1, 2012 (Palm Sunday)

Year B- Palm/Passion Sunday Liturgy of the Palms Mark 11:1-11 Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 (UMH 839) Liturgy of the Passion Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 (UMH 764) Philippians 2:5-11 Mark 14:1-15:47 or Mark 15:1-39 (40-47) Holy Week begins.  One of the longest week’s in the life of a preacher.  Those who observe the Liturgical Year, and the entire Holy Triduum are …

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Sermon Notes- March 25, 2012

5th Sunday in Lent– Year B Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 51:1-12 Hebrews 5:5-10 John 12:20-33 This week is an interesting collection of texts.  Jeremiah and the New Covenant.  Psalm 51-reminder of Ash Wednesday, and the idea of a new heart from Jeremiah linked together.  The Letter to the Hebrews and Jesus the Great High Priest.  The …

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Sermon Notes- March 18, 2012

4th Sunday in Lent– Year B Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 Ephesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-21 The lessons for this week are all interesting.  The Numbers passage is a pre-figuring of the cross also mentioned in the Gospel lesson.  The psalm is complimentary to the OT text, and proclaims the steadfast love of God. The Ephesians …

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Sermon Notes- March 11, 2012

3rd Sunday in Lent– Year B Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22 Of the four lessons for the week, the Gospel is my least favorite, and I will probably not use it for proclamation on this Sunday.  The two lessons from the Hebrew Scriptures are tied closely together.  Lent is a good …

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Sermon Notes- March 4, 2012

2nd Sunday in Lent– Year B Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22:23-31 Romans 4:13-25 Mark 8:31-38 The 2nd Sunday of Lent is similar to the first Sunday where the first lesson, Psalm and Epistle share one theme–a theme of God’s grace working in the great patriarch & matriarch of the faith.  The Gospel picks up the …

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Sermon Notes- February 26, 2012

1st Sunday in Lent-Year B Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15 The first Sunday of Advent has always been an opportunity for me to challenge a congregation to 40 days of significance. The Ash Wednesday service rarely has large numbers, so the 1st Sunday is a great time to teach about Lent, …

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