Sermons

Each Sunday, a brief sermon (or homily) follows the reading of the Gospel. The point of the sermon is to proclaim the Good News of God's grace through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and to make that "Gospel" (literally,"Good News") relevant to our daily lives. The sermons can be found below. If you like them, consider subscribing to our podcast.

 
 
Proper 19, Year A

Proper 19, Year A

15th Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 19), Year A
"The Heart of the Matter"
September 17, 2017

Readings: Matthew 18:21-35
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison
"The Heart of the Matter," Don Henley (1989)

Proper 18, Year A

Proper 18, Year A

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14th Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 18), Year A
"Ironic"
September 10, 2017

Readings: Matthew 18:(12-14);15-20
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison
"Ironic," Alanis Morissette (1996)

Proper 16, Year A

Proper 16, Year A

12th Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 16), Year A
"Say my name, say my name"
August 27, 2017

Readings: Matthew 16:13-20
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison
"Say My Name," Destiny's Child (1999)

Proper 15, Year A

Proper 15, Year A

11th Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 15), Year A
"She Persisted"
August 20, 2017

Readings: Matthew 15:10-28
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

Proper 12, Year A

Proper 12, Year A

8th Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 12), Year A
"Hiding in PLain Sight"
July 30, 2017

Readings: Roman 8:26-39 & 
Matthew 13:31-33; 44-52
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

Proper 11, Year A

Proper 11, Year A

7th Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 11), Year A
"Gospel Round Up©"
July 23, 2017

Readings: Roman 8:12-25
Matthew 13:13:24-30; 36-43
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

Proper 10, Year A

Proper 10, Year A

6th Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 10), Year A
"Condemnation"
July 16, 2017

Readings: Roman 8:1-11 & 
Matthew 13:1-9,18-23
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

Proper 9, Year A

Proper 9, Year A

5th Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 9), Year A
"Freedom & Horror"
July 9, 2017

Readings: Roman 7:15-25a & 
Matthew 11:16-19; 25-30
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

Proper 8, Year A

Proper 8, Year A

4th Sunday after Pentecost
(Proper 8), Year A
"Who's the boss?"
July 2, 2017

Readings: Roman 6:12-23 & Matthew 10:40-42
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

Proper 7, Year A

Proper 7, Year A

3rd Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 7), Year A
"Religion, Death, & Billy Blanks"
June 25, 2017

Readings: Roman 6:1b-11 & Matthew 10:24-39
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

Proper 6, Year A

Proper 6, Year A

2nd Sunday After Pentecost, Proper 6, Year A
"I'm a Loser Baby..."
June 18, 2017

Readings: Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7Romans 5:1-8, &
Matthew 9:35-10:8-23
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison
"Loser," Beck (1994)

Trinity Sunday, Year A

Trinity Sunday, Year A

Trinity Sunday, 1st Sunday After Pentecost, Year A
"On a mission from god?"
June 11, 2017

Readings: Genesis 1:1-2:4; Matthew 28:16-29
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

Pentecost, Year A

Pentecost, Year A

Pentecost, Year A
"A Sequel Better than the Original"
June 4, 2017

Readings: Numbers 11:24-30Acts 2:1-21
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

Easter 7, Year A

Easter 7, Year A

Easter 7, Year A
"Movie Montages & Waiting"
May 28, 2017

Reading: Acts 1:6-14
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison
Oceans 11, Steven Sonderbergh (2001)

Easter 6, Year A

Easter 6, Year A

Easter 6, Year A
"The Universe has no answers"
May 21, 2017

Gospel: John 14:15-21
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

Easter 5, Year A

Easter 5, Year A

Easter 5, Year A
"Jesus Ain't Mapquest"
May 14, 2017

GospelJohn 14:1-14
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

Easter 4, Year A

Easter 4, Year A

Easter 4, Year A
"Half Man. Half Gate. All Savior!"
May 7, 2017

Gospel: John 10:1-10(11)
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

Easter 2, Year A

Easter 2, Year A

Easter 2, Year A
"Shaming Thomas"
April 23, 2017

GospelJohn 20:19-31
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison

Easter Sunday, Year A

Easter Sunday, Year A

Easter Sunday, Year A
"Surprise!"
April 16, 2017

GospelMatthew 28:1-10
Preacher: The Rev. Benjamin B. Maddison