Sermons - St. Martin's In the Desert

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Sermon – September 1, 2019

September 1, 2019 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 17 Year C First Reading: Jeremiah 2: 4-14 Psalm 81:1,10-16 Second Reading: Hebrews 13:1-8,15-16 Gospel: Luke 14:1,7-14 Today’s readings; is about Humility   A leader of the Pharisees, had invited Jesus to his home, to share a meal on the sabbath, watching him closely, they view him with […]

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Sermon – August 18, 2019

Sermon August 18th, 2019 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost: Year C First Reading: Isaiah 5:1-7 Psalm 80:1-2,8-18 Second Reading: Hebrews 11:29-12-2 Gospel: Luke 12:49-56 Your Faith and Hope are in God (1 Peter 1:21) Our lessons today are about, judgement, suffering, faith and salvation.  Our Gospel reading today reminded me about my childhood and listening to […]

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Sermon – August 4, 2019

August 4, 2019 Eight Sunday after Pentecost Year C First Reading: Hosea 11:1-11 Psalm 107:1-9,43 Second Reading: Colossians 3:1-11 Gospel: Luke 12:13-21 “Eat, Drink and be Merry” I “said” What?  This is in the Bible? As a matter of fact, something similar appears in several places in the Bible. Story: My parents, like many of […]

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Sermon – July 17, 2019

Sermon Healing Service July 17, 2019 When the Holy Spirit came in the Middle of the Night On July 3, 2019 I had an appointment with the oncologist, my first visit after being diagnosed in the hospital with a cancerous mass.  You hear the words CANCER! You are not sure you believe what you heard! But… I […]

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Sermon – June 16, 2019

Sermon June 16, 2019 Trinity Sunday First Sunday after Pentecost:Year C First Reading: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31Psalms 8Second Reading: Romans 5:1-5Gospel: John 16:12-15Romans 5:5 God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. Trinity Sunday God our Heavenly Father, God is in us all around us, in everything that is […]

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Sermon – May 19, 2019

Sermon May 19,2019 Fifth Sunday in Easter Year C First Reading: Acts 11:1-18Psalm 148Second Reading: Revelations 21:1-6Gospel: John: 13: 31-35 “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you.” Gospel: John 13: 31-35 Jesus’ farewell to the disciples, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been […]

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Sermon – April 28, 2019

Sermon April 28, 2019 Second Sunday of Easter Year C First Reading: Acts 5:27-32Psalm 118:14-29 Second Reading: Revelation 1:4-8Gospel: John 20:19-31 The first verse of Hymn 508 Breath on me, Breath of God, fill me with life a – new, that I may love what thou dost love, and do what those wouldst do. Gospel (John 20:19-31) Jesus […]

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Sermon – April 14, 2019

Sermon April 14, 2019 Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday Year C First Reading: Isaiah 50:4-9aPsalm 31: 9-16Second Reading: Philippians 2:5-11Gospel: Luke 22:14-23:56 or Luke 23: 1-49 Palm Sunday is the Sunday of Passion: We have been in the season of Lent leading towards the comment in our baptism. “Lent” a beginning a spiritual journey with prepares for […]

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Sermon – March 24, 2019

Sermon March 24, 2019 Third Sunday in Lent Year C First Reading: Exodus 3:1-15Psalm: 63:1-8Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 10: 1-13Gospel: Luke 13: 1-9 God Hears Our Cry Exodus 3:7 Gospel: Luke 13:1-9 The Gospel today is divided into two parts. When I read the readings for today’s sermon…I was a bit nervous to say the least. Wow! How […]

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Sermon – March 6, 2019

Sermon March 6, 2019 Ash Wednesday All Years Isaiah 58:1-12Psalm 103:8-142 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10Matthew 6:1-6,16-21 Isn’t it appropriate that Spring is in the air and Lent is here? The word lent comes from the English word, Lente…” Spring” also Lengthen, “to lengthen (daylight)” We have been blessed with so much rain and we are all anticipating a beautiful spring […]

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