Pentecost B

8 Pentecost, Proper 12 (B) – 2006

July 30, 2006 2 Samuel 11:1-15 or 2 Kings 4:42-44; Psalm 14 or 145:10-18; Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21  “So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves ... they filled twelve ba … [Read More...]

22 Pentecost, Proper 26 (B) – 2006

November 5, 2006 Deuteronomy 6:1-9 or Ruth 1:1-18; Psalm 119:1-8 or 146; Hebrews 9:11-14; Mark 12:28-34  This is one of those gospels that when we hear it, we can get all comfy in our pews and say, “Oh well, of … [Read More...]

Christ the King (B) – 2006

November 26, 2006 (RCL) 2 Samuel 23:1-7; Psalm 132:1-13, (14-19) or Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14; Psalm 93; Revelation 1:4b-8; John 18:33-37  It is an extraordinary scene. Into the room swaggers the representative of t … [Read More...]

4 Pentecost, Proper 8 (B) – 2009

June 28, 2009 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 and Psalm 130; or Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15; 2:23-24 and Lamentations 3:21-33 or Psalm 30; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43 “God did not make death, and he does not delight i … [Read More...]

8 Pentecost, Proper 12 (B) – 2009

July 26, 2009 2 Samuel 11:1-15 and Psalm 14; or 2 Kings 4:42-44 and Psalm 145: 10-19; Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21 The crowd clamors after Jesus for healing. The Great Physician is healing the sick and there … [Read More...]

11 Pentecost, Proper 15 (B) – 2009

August 16, 2009 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 and Psalm 111 (or Proverbs 9:1-6 and Psalm 34:9-14); Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58 Sometimes you have to wonder about after-church snacks, especially celebrations. … [Read More...]

14 Pentecost, Proper 18 (B) – 2009

September 6, 2009 Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 and Psalm 125 (Track 2: Isaiah 35:4-7a and Psalm 146); James 2:1-10, (11-13), 14-17; Mark 7:24-37 In today’s gospel, we hear that Jesus went about the countryside h … [Read More...]

16 Pentecost, Proper 20 (B) – 2009

September 20, 2009 Proverbs 31:10-31 and Psalm 1 (Track 2: Wisdom of Solomon 1:16-2:1, 12-22 or Jeremiah 11:18-20 and Psalm 54); James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37 Sometimes the expanse of centuries between … [Read More...]

17 Pentecost, Proper 21 (B) – 2009

September 27, 2009 Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 and Psalm 124 (or Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 and Psalm 19:7-14); James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50 In today’s gospel, we hear the intriguing story of Jesus’ disciples … [Read More...]

18 Pentecost, Proper 22 (B) – 2009

October 4, 2009 (RCL) Job 1:1; 2:1-10 and Psalm 26 (Track 2: Genesis 2:18-24 and Psalm 8); Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12; Mark 10:2-16 “How much should I give to the Church?” This is the dilemma faced by most Epi … [Read More...]

Independence Day (A,B,C) – 2011

July 4, 2011 Deuteronomy 10:17-21; Psalm 145 or 145:1-9; Hebrews 11:8-16; Matthew 5:43-48 As our nation celebrates its 235th anniversary, reflection on our liberty, freedom, and relationship with God, the … [Read More...]

2 Pentecost, Proper 5 (B) – 2012

June 10, 2012 1 Samuel 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:14-15) and Psalm 138 (Track 2: Genesis 3:8-15 and Psalm 130); 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35 Family. We all come from one. Some are loving, some are … [Read More...]

10 Pentecost, Proper 13 (B) – 2012

August 5, 2012 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a and Psalm 51:1-13 (or Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 and Psalm 78:23-29); Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35 A deep spiritual hunger is implanted in every human heart. Different people … [Read More...]

16 Pentecost, Proper 19 (B) – 2012

September 16, 2012 Proverbs 1:20-33 and Psalm 19 or Wisdom of Solomon 7:26-8:1 (or Isaiah 50:4-9a and Psalm 116:1-8); James 3:1-12; Mark 8:27-38 Who is Jesus? Have you ever been asked that question? Have … [Read More...]

23 Pentecost, Proper 26 (B) – 2012

November 4, 2012 Ruth 1:1-18 and Psalm 146 (or Deuteronomy 6:1-9 and Psalm 119:1-8); Hebrews 9:11-14; Mark 12:28-34 Isn’t it interesting? In our gospel reading today we learn that “after that, no one dared to a … [Read More...]

Pentecost (B) – 2015

May 24, 2015 Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:25-35, 37; Romans 8:22-27; John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15 There’s no better time to celebrate the diversity of the Kingdom of God than on the Day of Pentecost. Separately, our d … [Read More...]

Trinity Sunday (B) 2015

During the summer months, we are taking the opportunity to highlight some of the "Best of..." here at Sermons that Work.  Today's sermon comes from The Rev. Timothy B. Safford, rector of Christ Church, … [Read More...]

God Calls us to Expand our Family – Proper 5 (B)

During the summer months, we are taking the opportunity to highlight some of the "Best of..." here at Sermons that Work. Today's sermon comes from The Rev. Danáe Ashley is priest-in-charge of St. Edward the C … [Read More...]

Kingdom of God – Proper 6 (B)

Today's sermon comes from The Rev. Dr. J. Barrington Bates holds a Ph.D. in liturgical studies from Drew University and currently serves as rector of the Church of the Annunciation in Oradell, New Jersey. Click … [Read More...]

Questions Propel our Faith Journey – Proper 7 (B)

Today's sermon comes from The Rev. Machrina Blasdell who currently teaches religious studies for Park University, Parkville, MO. Job 38:1-11; Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41 Click he … [Read More...]

Living Without Fear – Proper 8 (B)

2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43 There was something in the woman’s immense faith, a total conviction that after years of suffering, she had found the cure in the person of Jesus, a … [Read More...]

Goliath Moments – Proper 9 (B)

2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10; Psalm 48; 2 Corinthians 12:2-10; Mark 6:1-13 God is with us, as God is with all nations and peoples of the earth. The choice remains ours, however, whether we will offer God Uriah moments to … [Read More...]

The Power of Being Gathered Up into God – Proper 10 (B)

  2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 and Psalm 24 (or Amos 7:7-15 and Psalm 85:8-13); Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29 Unlike Herod and others like him, we wouldn’t have to fight and connive and fawn over others so that … [Read More...]

In Christ Jesus, the Walls Come Down – Proper 11 (B)

 2 Samuel 7:1-14a and Psalm 89:20-37 (or Jeremiah 23:1-6 and Psalm 23); Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 Into the midst of this situation comes Jesus, and as we read in Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians today, Ch … [Read More...]

Give Us Our Daily Bread – Proper 12 (B)

2 Samuel 11:1-15 and Psalm 14; or 2 Kings 4:42-44 and Psalm 145: 10-19; Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21 We find in Christ the Reign of God breaking into the here and now. God knows our needs and provides strength … [Read More...]