Tag Archives: Epiphany

What Is At Your Core

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Sermon: Vicar Alyce Keener
Reading: Matthew 7:1-14

Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them. Add up God’s Law and Prophets and this is what you get. (Verse 12)

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)