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Servants of Christ the King, Christ the King Sunday (B) – November 25, 2018

[RCL]: 2 Samuel 23:1-7; Psalm 132:1-13 (14-19); Revelation 1:4b-8; John 18:33-37 This sermon is being written the day after the massacre of eleven congregants of the Jewish temple in Pittsburgh. As we approach the end of our Christian year and focus on the reign of Christ the King, we ponder this event and many other events of violence and terror, the mayhem and madness that stalk our land and the people of the world: the destruction and death … read more...

This Week’s Bible Study

Bible Study, Christ the King Sunday (B) – November 25, 2018

[RCL]: Samuel 23:1-7; Psalm 132:1-13 (14-19); Revelation 1:4b-8; John 18:33-37  Samuel 23:1-7 King David—perhaps the greatest King of Israel—in his final words, did not take credit for himself, but instead declared that it was God who had anointed and exalted him to his place of leadership. David credited God not only for his rise to […]

Sermons for Advent and Christmas 2018

Sermons That Work, a ministry of the Episcopal Church’s Office of Communication, has provided free and high-quality sermons, Bible studies, and bulletin inserts since 1995. Every week, it is our pleasure to source, review, and publish these pieces; we hope they are edifying as you hear, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest these and their corresponding scriptures. It is our pleasure to present a compilation of this year's Advent and Christmas sermons from some of the best preachers in the Episcopal Church. Whether you use this book for private devotionals and inspiration, small group study, or reading from the pulpit, we pray that you will find this holy season brightened by the E … [Read More...]

Bulletin Insert

Bulletin Insert – November 25, 2018

AdventWord will gather prayers via the global, online advent calendar for the fifth year in a row. Virginia Theological Seminary is offering 24 meditations and images during this holy season beginning Sunday, December 2. Images and meditations can be experienced via www.AdventWord.org, direct daily emails, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Join an … read more...

Pentecost Sermons

Servants of Christ the King, Christ the King Sunday (B) – November 25, 2018

[RCL]: 2 Samuel 23:1-7; Psalm 132:1-13 (14-19); Revelation 1:4b-8; John 18:33-37 This sermon is being written the day after the massacre of eleven congregants of the Jewish temple in Pittsburgh. As we approach the end of our Christian year and focus on the reign of Christ the King, we ponder this event and many other […]

Journey Through Grief, Pentecost 26 (B) – November 18, 2018

[RCL]: 1 Samuel 1:4-20; 1 Samuel 2:1-10; Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25; Mark 13:1-8 In a church much like this one, a woman stays behind in the pews after the service. She is sitting at the back, off to the side, so no one notices her as they are tidying things up. Eventually, the priest comes […]

Giving, Pentecost 25 (B) – November 11, 2018

[RCL]: Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17; Psalm 127; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44 She was a woman. She was poor. These are two facts anyone could tell that day in the Court of the Women in the Temple in Jerusalem. She was also a widow who was down to her last two coins. These are facts that Jesus […]

Bible Studies

Bible Study, Christ the King Sunday (B) – November 25, 2018

[RCL]: Samuel 23:1-7; Psalm 132:1-13 (14-19); Revelation 1:4b-8; John 18:33-37  Samuel 23:1-7 King David—perhaps the gr … [Read More...]

Bible Study, Pentecost 26 (B) – November 18, 2018

[RCL]: 1 Samuel 1:4-20; 1 Samuel 2:1-10; Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25; Mark 13:1-8 1 Samuel 1:4-20 The books of … [Read More...]

Bible Study, All Saints’ Day (B) – November 4, 2018

[RCL]: Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9 or Isaiah 25:6-9; Psalm 24; Revelation 21:1-6a; John 11:32-44 Wisdom of Solomon … [Read More...]

Bible Study, Pentecost 23 (B) – October 28, 2018

[RCL]: Job 42:1-6, 10-17; Psalm 34:1-8, (19-22); Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 10:46-52  Job 42:1-6, 10-17 The Book of Job is … [Read More...]

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