Joseph’s Christmas

Joseph’s Christmas by Robert Hamerton-Kelly December 23, 2007 Scripture: Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1: 18-25 “…And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame… — Matthew 1:19 At Christmas time we make much of Mary and everything of Jesus but little of Joseph. Joseph is after all not even the […]

Meanwhile

Meanwhile by Robert Hamerton-Kelly December 3, 2006 Scriptures: 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36 “Keep a watch on yourselves; do not let you minds be dulled by dissipation and drunkenness and worldly cares so that the great Day closes upon you like a trap; for that day will come on all people, wherever they are, the […]

Apocalypse

Apocalypse by Robert Hamerton-Kelly\ November 19, 2006 Scriptures: 1 Samuel 2:1-10; Mark 13:1-8 “Take heed that on one leads you astray” –Mark 13:5 One might think that the recent election shows that you can’t fool all of the people all of the time, and that the electorate has experienced an apocalypse, that is a moment […]

God of the Living

God of the Living by Robert Hamerton-Kelly November 11, 2007 Scripture: 2Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17; Luke 20:27-38 “Now He is not the God of the dead, but of the living; for all live in Him.” — Luke 20:38 By means of these stories, which Luke selected from a storehouse of many remembered stories, he invites us […]

The Great Commandment

The Great Commandment by Robert Hamerton-Kelly November 5, 2006 Scriptures: Hebrews 9:11-14; Mark 12:28-34 “…you shall love the Lord your God,…you shall love your neighbor as yourself…” –Mark 12:29-31 Jesus, in the last week of his life, debates religious figures and teaches the general public in the portico of the temple in Jerusalem. A religious […]

Status and Salvation

Status and Salvation by Robert Hamerton-Kelly October 22, 2006 Scriptures: Hebrews 5:1-10; Mark 10:35-45 “For the Son of Man also came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” –Mark 10:45 Our Gospel readings have now followed the theme of service and the servant for three or […]

Just Like Other People

Just Like Other People by Robert Hamerton-Kelly October 14, 2007 Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 18: 9-14 “…he prayed to himself and said, ‘God I thank Thee that I am not like other people, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax-collector’.” — Luke 18:11 I have changed the Gospel set for today because the […]

Like a Child

Like a Child by Robert Hamerton-Kelly October 8, 2006 Scriptures: Hebrews 1:1-4; Mark 10: 13-16 “Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it ” –Mark 10:15 I shall be briefer than usual today because most of you heard me yesterday at Myrtle’s Memorial […]