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Sunday of the Christian Year

Title of Sermon


Nov 20

Christ the King

It's the Kingdom of God, Not a Democracy

Matthew 25:31-46

Nov 13

33rd Ordinary

Matthew 25:14-30

Nov 6

32rd Ordinary

Matthew 25:1-13

Oct 30

31st Ordinary

The Humility that Leads to Sainthood

Matthew 23:1-12

Nov 1

All Saints Day

A Glimpse of Glory

Matthew 5:1-12

Revelation 7:9-17

Oct 23

30th  Ordinary

Marked Down From 10 to 2

Matthew 22:34-46

Oct 16

29th  Ordinary

The Taxman Cometh

Living in the Tensions of Life

How would Jesus Vote for Initiative 695?

Matthew 22:15-22

Oct 9

28th Ordinary

The Choice is to Rejoice

Matthew 22:1-14

Philippians 4:1-9

Oct 2

27th Ordinary

A Polite "No" is Still a NO!

The Tenants of Greed

Matthew 21:33-46

Sept 25

26th Ordinary

Are We Saying "Yes" But Living a NO!

Says You, Preacher!

Matthew 21:23-32

Sept 18

25th Ordinary

No Comparisons

Matthew 20:1-16

Sept 11

24th Ordinary

The World's Worst Prison

Extending the Gift We Have Received

Learning to Judge Without Being Judgement

Matthew 18:21-35

Romans 14:1-12

Sept 4

23th Ordinary

Confrontation that Restores

The Hour Has Come

Matthew 18:15-20

Romans 13:8-14

Aug 28

22rd Ordinary

Self Denial in an Age of Self Indulgence

Living the Faith

Matthew 16:21-28

Romans 12:9-21

Aug 21

21st Ordinary

The Gift of Living Comes Only Through Dying

What's the big deal about Jesus?

Matthew 16:13-20

Romans 12:1-8

Aug 14

20th Ordinary

Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28

Aug 7

19th Ordinary

The Steps of Faith

Its Just One Small Step

Five Steps of Faith

Matthew 14:22-33

Romans 10:5-15

Jul 31

18th Ordinary

Miracles from the Only's of Life

Are you up for the challenge?

Matthew 14:13-21

Jul 24

17th Ordinary

Passionate for others

Shock Jock Savior

Avoiding the heat

Romans 9:1-5

Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

Jul 17

16th Ordinary

Prayer: A Bridege to the Divine

Romans 8:28-29

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Jul 10

15th Ordinary

Wastefulness in the Kingdom

Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Jul 3

14th Ordinary

The Easy Yoke of Christ

True Freedom

Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

Jun 26

13th Ordinary

Matthew 10:40-42

12th Ordinary

No Fear

Matthew 10:24-39

11th Ordinary

Matthew 9:35-10:8 (9-23)

10th Ordinary

Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26

9th Ordinary

Matthew 7:21-29

8th Ordinary

Matthew 6:24-34

Jun 19

Trinity Sunday

Matthew 28:18-20

Jun 12


Acts 2:1-21

Jun 5

7th  Easter

Imperatives for Living

John 17:1-11

I Peter 3:13-22

May 29

6th  Easter

The One Who Comes Alongside

Ready to Answer, Anyone, Anytime

John 14:15-21

I Peter 3:13-22

May 22

5th  Easter

There is even room for you!

Avoiding a Troubled Heart

John 14:1-14

May 15

4th  Easter

Living Life to the Fullest

John 10:1-10

May 8

3rd  Easter

May 1

2nd  Easter

Apr 24

Easter Sunday

Resurrection Peacekeeping in an Age of War

Celebrating the Resurrection

John 20:1-18

Apr 17

Palm Sunday

Apr 10

5th  Lent

Apr 3

4th Lent

Mar 28

3rd  Lent

Mar 21

2nd  Lent

Mar 20

1st  Lent

Mar 13

Ash Wednesday

Mar 6


Feb 27

8th Ordinary

Matthew 6:24-34

Feb 20

7th Ordinary

Matthew 5:38-48

Feb 13

6th Ordinary

Mere Maturity

1 Corinthians 3:1-9

Feb 6

5th Ordinary

The Enduring Value of Spiritual Truths

1 Corinthians 2:1-16

Jan 30

4th Ordinary

The Wisdom of Foolishness

1 Corinthians 1:18-31

Jan 23

3rd Ordinary

Agreeing to Disagree Agreeably

1 Corinthians 1:10-18

Jan 16

2nd Ordinary

Faith in the Faithfulness of God

1 Corinthians 1:1-9

Jan 9

Baptism of our Lord

Jan 2

2nd Christmas

Dec 26

1st Christmas

Dec 24

Christmas Eve

Dec 23

4th  Advent

Dec 16

3rd  Advent

Dec 9

2nd  Advent

Simple Preparation (TBP)

Out on a Limb

John Who?

Matthew 3:1-12

Nov , 2011

1st  Advent

Surprised by the Thief

The Unexpected Only Comes When Unexpected

Matthew 24:36-44


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