Sermons on Mark

Sermons on Mark

“What is our Kingdom work this week?”

This is the sermon the Rev. Amy Haynie preached at the featured online worship service of Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. July 11, 2021. —————- Proper 10B Names are repeated in our family – and they may be in yours too – seems like it happens more often than not in families. Of course, I am Amy and my husband’s sister is Amy. When she got married a few years after we did, the…

“A story of friendship and resurrection”

This is the sermon the Rev. Bradley Dyche, rector, preached on the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Stephenville, on June 27, 2021 in the featured livestreamed service. ——- Readings: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27; Mark 5:21-43 In the name of God who Creates, Redeems, Sustains, and befriends us. Amen. Greetings All! We at St. Luke’s are happy to have you worshiping with us right here in the ‘Ville. It’s a wonderful moment for us after celebrating with…

‘Open wide your hearts”

This is the sermon the Rev. Paula Jefferson preached on the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, June 20, 2021, for the online worship service of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller. —— Job 38:1-11 Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Mark 4:35-41 Today’s readings present us with a similar theme:  human suffering and God’s engagement in our imperfect world.   Fr Ron refers to this sort of reading as, “The Happy Christian’s Guide to Suffering”.   Job, Mark’s Gospel, and Paul … each of these readings…

“Our calling is to scatter seeds”

This is the sermon the Rt. Rev. Scott Mayer preached at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, worshiping at the Chapel at All Saints’ Episcopal School, 9700 Saints’ Circle, Fort Worth, TX, 76108, on the Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 13, 2021.. —————- All Saints Fort Worth 2021         3 Pentecost – Proper 6B           June 13 I want to begin this morning by expressing my respect, affection, and gratitude for you, the people called All Saints Episcopal Church. These have been…

“Joy anyway”

This is the sermon Bishop Scott Mayer preached at the diocesan worship service for the Second Sunday of Lent, February 28, 2021. Watch it below or on YouTube. The text is below the video. ——– Lent 2 B Mark By now you know that we lost. In the course of a long interview this week,  I told a news reporter that I grieve with you, and I hurt for you,  but that I’m not worried about you. He was taken…

“This is my Son, the Beloved; Listen to him!”

This is the sermon the Rev. Karen Calafat, St. Luke’s in the Meadow, Fort Worth, preached at the diocesan worship service for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany, February 14, 2021. ——- The Feast of the Transfiguration February 14, 2021 The Rev. Karen A. Calafat Good Morning!  I am so glad you are here to worship on this very important day.  Today is the Feast of the Transfiguration where Jesus became dazzling bright on top of a mountain in order…

God is present

This is the sermon the Rev. Karen Calafat preached at the diocesan worship service for the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, January 31, 2021. ——— The Rev. Karen A. Calafat Mark  My favorite teacher in high school was Diane Hudson.  She was the Honors English teacher and Theatre Arts Director.  I loved her.  She was kind of quirky and a little rough around the edges.  She was about 5’6” tall and quite thin.  She had disheveled, dark brown hair, clipped…

Come and follow me

This is the sermon the Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles preached at the Third Sunday after Epiphany worship service, January 24, 2021. ——– Epiphany 3B  Mark 1.14-20 “Now after John was arrested…” We’re still in chapter one of Mark’s gospel – in fact, we’re haven’t even reached the halfway point of chapter one. Already John the Baptizer has appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance. Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee to be baptized by John, followed by the…

God still transforms, still calls us

This is the sermon the Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles preached at the First Sunday after the Epiphany, the Baptism of our Lord, January 10, 2021. ——- January 10, 2020 Diocese of FW Baptism of our Lord, Mark 1:4-11 This week we observed the last few days of Christmas, then welcomed in the season after the Epiphany. Epiphany is the day we remember the coming of Magi following the star to visit the Christ child. The word Epiphany means to manifest…

Prepare the way of the Lord

This is the sermon the Rev. Karen Calafat preached at the diocesan worship service for the Second Sunday of Advent, December 6, 2020. ———————– Advent 2B.2020                        “Prepare the way of the Lord.  In the wilderness, prepare the way of the Lord.” These are the prophetic words from Isaiah that are echoed in the Gospel of Mark.  “Prepare the way of the Lord.” And just how do we do that? On this Second Sunday of Advent, when we find…

Advent: entering the work of wholeness and healing

This is the sermon the Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles preached at the diocesan worship service for the First Sunday of Advent, November 29, 2020. —————————- The Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles Advent 1B 2020 One of the most important reasons we observe the seasons of a liturgical year in the Episcopal Church is that they ask us to consider our faith and the living of our lives outside of ourselves. Each season brings with it new colors and a new focus.…

Where is your heart hard?

The Rev. Canon Janet Waggoner preached this sermon at St. Mary’s, Hillsboro, on Sunday, October 7, 2018. Watch the sermon below or on YouTube. Read the sermon below. Where is your heart hard? The Rev. Canon Janet Waggoner Sunday, October 7, 2018 St. Mary’s Episcopal Church – Hillsboro, Texas Pentecost XX Proper 22 – Job 1:1, 2:1-10; Psalm 26; Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12; Mark 10:2-16 I speak to you in the name of the Living God – Father, Son, and Holy…

“Who do you say that I am?”

This is the sermon Bishop Scott Mayer preached at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Decatur on September 15, 2018. The Gospel is from Mark, and this passage is often called Peter’s Confession. Jesus asks, “Who do people say that I am?” Bishop Mayer suggests that the “you” in that question makes it highly personal. But he also suggests that another important word is “who,” Jesus does not ask what do you say that I am, rather he asks,…

From transfiguration to crucifixion

This is Bishop Scott Mayer’s sermon at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, on the Last Sunday After the Epiphany, February 11, 2018. Read the sermon: All Saints Fort Worth 2018            Last Epiphany – Year B          February 11 Today is one of the pivotal days in the Church Year. This is the last Sunday after the Epiphany, and the first Sunday before Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent). So it’s a day when the hinge swings from the Epiphany to…