Category Archives: Year B

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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,    … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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God’s Widening Circle (Lectionary 26, Year B)

Lectionary 26 (17th Sunday after Pentecost)Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29; Mark 9:38-50September 27, 2009 Grace to you and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen. As we stand here at the beginning of our church's program year … Continue reading

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The Perspective of the Cross (Lectionary 24, Year B)

Lectionary 24 (15th Sunday after Pentecost)Mark 8:27-38September 13, 2009 Grace to you and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen. I remember when my oldest daughter, Talitha, was learning about perspective.She understood that our current position … Continue reading

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