Tag Archives: Epiphany

The Simple Rule

Seventh Sunday after Epiphany
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Luke 6:27-38

Here is a simple rule of thumb for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you; then grab the initiative and do it for them! If you only love the lovable, do you expect a pat on the back? Run-of-the-mill sinners do that. If you only help those who help you, do you expect a medal? Garden-variety sinners do that. If you only give for what you hope to get out of it, do you think that’s charity? The stingiest of pawnbrokers does that. (Verses 31-34)

Provoked

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Luke 4:21-30

He answered, “I suppose you’re going to quote the proverb, ‘Doctor, go heal yourself. Do here in your hometown what we heard you did in Capernaum.’ Well, let me tell you something: No prophet is ever welcomed in his hometown.” (Verse 23)

Peeling Back the Onion

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Mark 2:1-12

Some religion scholars sitting there started whispering among themselves, “He can’t talk that way! That’s blasphemy! God and only God can forgive sins.” (Verses 6-7)

Did You Know You Teach Every Day?

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Sermon: Alyce Keener, Vicar
Reading: Mark 1:21-28

Jesus spent the day there teaching. (Verse 21b)