Take Nothing. God Has Given All We Need.

Sermon for the 6th Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 14, Year B) Sunday, July 8, 2012 Grace Lutheran Church, St Paul, MN The Rev. Chris Duckworth Sermon text: Mark 6:1-13 (Common English Bible) Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come.  Amen.   When my dear wife wasContinue reading “Take Nothing. God Has Given All We Need.”

It’s a Matter of Equality

Sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost July 1, 2012 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 (Common English Bible) Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come. Amen. Saint Paul writes: “It isn’t that we want others to have financial ease and you financial difficulties, but it’s a matterContinue reading “It’s a Matter of Equality”

Loving our enemies – and our youth – for the sake of the Gospel

Lectionary 7 (Seventh Sunday after Epiphany)Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18; Matthew 5:38-48Sunday, February 20, 2011 Lectionary 7 Year A 2011 Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come.  Amen. Last week’s Confirmation Class began with a thud.  I told the class, “Alright, open up your Bibles to theContinue reading “Loving our enemies – and our youth – for the sake of the Gospel”

It ain’t about us

Lectionary 3 (Third Sunday after Epiphany)Isaiah 9:1-4; Psalm 27:1, 4-9; Matthew 4:12-23Sunday, January 23, 2011Sermon manuscript as PDF: Download Lectionary 3 – Year A 2011 Lectionary 3 – Year A 2011 Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come.  Amen. Why did they do it?Why didContinue reading “It ain’t about us”

Now is the Time

Lectionary 33 (25th Sunday after Pentecost), Year C2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19Sunday, November 14, 2010 Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come.  Amen. Growing up with the last name of Duckworth,     and having all sort of nicknames based on the root “Duck” –    Continue reading “Now is the Time”