Contributing sermons since Mar 5, 2019
Contributed on Jul 3, 2019
Those who wanted to follow Christ were told to follow him and not even burry their dead. This sermon explores how Jesus called to deeper discipleship.
Grumpy Jesus: Feelings and Focus Have you ever been grumpy? I don't mean mere frustration; I mean, have you ever been in a place where no one could do anything right? Maybe you haven’t, but I bet you can notice it in other people. That sounds a lot like Jesus in Today's Gospel reading. ...read more
Contributed on May 17, 2019
A sermon on how difficult it is to follow Jesus's commandment, "love one another."
You’re Not Easy to Love “I’m going away, but I will leave you with a new commandment; you should love one another as I have loved you.” This Gospel is a rewind, Jesus said these words at the last supper. John set the scene with Jesus eating dinner with his friends. Judas left and went out into ...read more
Contributed on May 10, 2019
Good Shepherd Sunday - Hearing the voice of God
The Shepherd’s Voice It's hard to communicate. You’d think with texts and twitter it would be easier, but it’s more complicated than ever. Deborah Tannen decided to investigate why communication is so difficult. Her book, Why I Can’t Hear You helps people actively listen. Here’s a piece of ...read more
Contributed on Apr 9, 2019
Sermon explores the message of servanthood in JEsus's choice to ride a donkey into JErusalem.
Choose A Donkey Over A Horse St. Matthews Episcopal Church The Rev. Rian Adams For over a decade I’ve preached from the Passion narrative on Palm Sunday. This year I’m going to follow my personality and deviate from the norm. Today I’m preaching from the Palm Sunday Gospel reading. Why? Palm ...read more
Contributed on Mar 13, 2019
Rian Adams: Sermon on the parable of the lost son, Lent 4, Year C. The sermon looks at family dysfunction.
?The Parable of the Dysfunctional Family The Rev. Rian Adams The father in this parable makes me uncomfortable. Some of his ways even bother me. I’m also willing to guess that he might seem “off” to you as well. There is one thing we can see; he wasn’t very good at raising sons. We know this ...read more