Monthly Archives: August 2012

An Offering of Love

August 12, 2012                     11th  Sunday After Pentecost 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33       Ephesians 4:25-5:2         John 12:1-8             The female disciples of Jesus can be a very confusing group.  First of all, because at least three of them are named … Continue reading

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Deborah, Jael, and the Drums of War

August 5, 2012           10th Sunday after Pentecost Judges  4:1-23              Ephesians 4:1-16          John 6:24-35    Did you know that there are over 100 RECORDED instances of women fighting in the lines during the Civil War?  And no, they did not … Continue reading

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Caught in the Middle

July 29, 2012              9th  Sunday After Pentecost 2 Samuel 11:1-15          Ephesians 3:14-21             John 6:1-21             You know, I was once the victim of a Peeping Tom.  The front door, to my apartment in Japan, opened into my kitchen and it had … Continue reading

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Tamar the Clever

July 22, 2012              8th Sunday After Pentecost Genesis 38:6-26      Ephesians 2:11- 22             Mark 6:30-34, 53-56             Tamar illustrates why the lectionary doesn’t include a lot of the stories about the women of the Bible.  Most of them have to do with … Continue reading

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The Dance of Herodias and Salome

July 15, 2012              7th  Sunday After Pentecost 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19           Ephesians 1:3-14          Mark 6:14-29            The death of John the Baptist, Jesus’ cousin, is one of the most sensational scenes in the Gospels.  This event has been used, … Continue reading

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Our Matriarch Sarah

July 8, 2012                 6th Sunday After Pentecost                             Genesis 17:15 – 19;  21:1- 7      2 Corinthians 12:2-10     Mark 6:1-13             Summer is great time to preach on unusual themes from the Bible.  Two years ago I did a series on the … Continue reading

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Sorrow for the Fallen

July 1, 2012                 5th Sunday After Pentecost 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27         2 Corinthians 8:7-15          Mark 5:21-43             On July 4th we remember that we are a nation which chose a hard course 236 years ago – to break from … Continue reading

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