Paul’s epistle to the church at Corinth contains a very moving passage: “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known.” Delivered on the Last Sunday After the Epiphany at Ascension Episcopal Church, Hinton, West Virginia, on February 18, 2007.
Luke 6:17-26 – Blessings and Woes
What does it mean to say “God bless you?” Delivered at Ascension Episcopal Church, Hinton, West Virginia, on the Sixth Sunday after The Epiphany, February 11, 2007
Luke 5:1-11 – The Call of the First Disciples
“Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.” Delivered at Ascension Episcopal Church on the Fifth Sunday After the Epiphany, February 4, 2007.
Luke 4:21-32 – The Prophet in His Hometown
“Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophet’s hometown.” Delivered at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Charleston, WV, January 28, 2007.
First Corinthians 12:12-27 – One Body
“Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.” Delivered on the Third Sunday after the Epiphany at Ascension Episcopal Church, Hinton, West Virginia, January 21, 2007.
Luke 3:15-16,21-22 – Jesus is Baptized
“He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.” Delivered at Ascension Episcopal Church, Hinton, WV, January 7, 2007.
Luke 1:39-49 – Mary Visits Elizabeth
Advent 4 and Christmas Eve 2006 fell on a Sunday, so this sermon was delivered at a combined morning service where we were in Advent, all the while knowing it was Christmas Eve. Delivered on the Fourth Sunday in Advent at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Charleston, West Virginia, December 24, 2006.
Luke 3:7-18 – John the Baptist Foretells Jesus
“One who is more powerful than I is coming.” Delivered on the Third Sunday in Advent at Ascension Episcopal Church, Hinton, WV, December 17, 2006, the day following my ordination as deacon.
Luke 21:25-31 – First Sunday in Advent
“There will be …distress among nations. …People will faint from fear and foreboding.” Delivered at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Mullens, WV, December 3, 2006.
John 18:33-37 – Pilate Questions Jesus
“Are you the King of the Jews?” Delivered on the Feast of Christ the King at Ascension Episcopal Church, Hinton, WV, November 26, 2006