Category Archives: Proclamatio

Sermon Notes- February 22, 2012

Ash Wednesday (all years) Joel 2:1-2,12-17 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Matthew 6:1-6,16-21 Psalm 51:1-17 As a pastor, I never failed to worship on Ash Wednesday, but the proclamation on those days is never long or detailed.  The liturgical act of the imposition of ashes and hearing the ancient scriptures associated with the beginning of Lent take …

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Sermon Notes- February 19, 2012

Last Sunday after the Epiphany- Year B 2 Kings 2:1-12 Psalm 50:1-6 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Mark 9:2-9  This the Sunday that stands between the Season after the Epiphany and lent.  In some traditions, it is known as Transfiguration Sunday because the reading for this Sunday is always the Transfiguration.  Other traditions celebrate it at other …

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Sermon Notes- February 12, 2012

6th Sunday after the Epiphany- Year B 2 Kings 5:1-14 Psalm 30 1 Corinthians 9:24-27  Mark 1:40-45  The OT Lesson and the Gospel are compliments today.  They both have lepers being cleansed, and both  have interesting twists to the story. Naaman is a foreign warrior who defeated Israel in battle.  And though a great warrior, …

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Sermon Notes- February 5, 2012

5th Sunday after the Epiphany- Year B Isaiah 40:21-31 Psalm 147:1-12, 21c 1 Corinthians 9:16-23  Mark 1:29-39 The season after the Epiphany has always been a great season to preach for me.  The theme of God as a sending and searching God resonates with me.  The Light of the World cannot be extinguished.  This week’s …

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Sermon Notes- January 29, 2012

4th Sunday after the Epiphany- Year B Deuteronomy 18:15-20  Psalm 111 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Mark 1:21-28    The Gospel and OT Lessons are complimentary.  God is doing  a new thing in Jesus according to Mark–he is casting out unclean spirits and speaking with authority. Moses speaks of a prophet that will be coming who, like …

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Sermon Notes- January 22, 2012

3rd Sunday after the Epiphany-Year B Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalm 62: 6-14 1 Corinthians 7: 29-31 Mark 1:14-20   This third week of the season, we are still into call stories.  Jonah in the OT and Peter, Andrew, James and John in Mark. Again, for me, the Epistle is not where i will be going …

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