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John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15

Pentecost B

Well before Jesus ever preached his first sermon, there was John the Baptist.  Long before Jesus ever uttered a parable or healed a blind person, there was John.  John had come to prepare the way for his cousin Jesus.  And when John preached about this great and coming One, he talked a lot about the…

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John 15:9-17

Easter 6B

Every week the sermon proclaims the Gospel.  Or at least in some fashion it should.  Every week.  Every sermon. Yes, there is always a small-t preaching text (Psalm 23, John 15) on which the sermon is based.  That’s the text projected onto the screen or printed in the church bulletin.  But that text is always…

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John 15:1-8

Easter 5B

When I was a pastor, I felt a sense of personal hurt whenever members transferred to other congregations, particularly when such transfers had nothing to do with a job relocation or a geographic move, as is sometimes the case.  It was made worse by the fact that lots of such people never said good-bye, never…

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John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15

Pentecost B

Well before Jesus ever preached his first sermon, there was John the Baptist.  Long before Jesus ever uttered a parable or healed a blind person, there was John. John had come to prepare the way for his cousin Jesus. And when John preached about this great and coming One, he talked a lot about the…

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John 15:9-17

Easter 6B

Every week the sermon proclaims the Gospel.  Yes, there is always a small-t preaching text (Psalm 23, John 15) on which the sermon is based.  That’s the text projected onto the screen or printed in the church bulletin.  But that text is always also in service of getting at the big-T Text that just is…

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John 15:1-8

Easter 5B

When I was a pastor, I felt a sense of personal hurt whenever members transferred to other congregations, particularly when such transfers had nothing to do with a job relocation or a geographic move, as is sometimes the case.  It was made worse by the fact that lots of such people never say good-bye, never…

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John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15

Pentecost B

Comments and Observations: Well before Jesus ever preached his first sermon, there was John the Baptist.  Long before Jesus ever uttered a parable or healed a blind person, there was John. John had come to prepare the way for his cousin Jesus. And when John preached about this great and coming One, he talked a…

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John 15:9-17

Easter 6B

Comments and Observations Every week the sermon proclaims the Gospel.   Yes, there is always a small-t preaching text (Psalm 23, John 15) on which the sermon is based but that text is always also in service of getting at the big-T Text that just is the Good News about Christ Jesus.   The Gospel is why…

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John 15:1-8

Easter 5B

Comments and Observations When I was a pastor, I felt a sense of personal hurt whenever members transferred to other congregations, particularly when such transfers had nothing to do with a job relocation or a geographic move, as is sometimes the case.  It was made worse by the fact that lots of such people never…

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