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”

Love. Freedom. Kingdom. (Christ the King, Year B)

Christ the King Sunday (Lectionary 34)Revelation 1:4b-8November 22, 2009 Grace to you and peace, from him who is and who was and who is to come.  Amen. Love.  Freedom.  Kingdom.If I were to read those words with a dramatic voice,    they almost sound like the tag-line for a summer blockbuster movie     about a fictionalContinue reading “Love. Freedom. Kingdom. (Christ the King, Year B)”

Invitation and Abundance (Lectionary 32, Year B)

Lectionary 32 (23rd Sunday after Pentecost) 1 Kings 17:8-16; Mark 12:23-44 November 8, 2009 Pledge Sunday Grace to you and peace, from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen. I don't watch television much,    except perhaps for a late night comedy show     or the occasional World Series featuring my hometown Philadelphia Phillies.ButContinue reading “Invitation and Abundance (Lectionary 32, Year B)”

We Fail, God Succeeds (Lectionary 28, Year B)

Lectionary 28 (19th Sunday after Pentecost)Mark 10:17-31October 11, 2009 Grace to you and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen. Every now and then I'll catch a few minutes of one of those talent-contest reality television shows,    such as American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, or Dancing with theContinue reading “We Fail, God Succeeds (Lectionary 28, Year B)”