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“Witnesses of God’s Love” – Sermon for 3rd Sun Easter, Apr. 15, 2018

The Rev. Jay Lawlor "Witnesses of God's Love" 3rd Sunday of Easter – Year B (RCL) - April 15, 2018 St. David's Episcopal Church – Bean Blossom, IN Luke 24:36b-48 Last Sunday we had the Risen Jesus' appearance to the disciples as told in the Gospel According to John. It included, as it has become known, the story of “Doubting Thomas.” I mentioned last week that I believe Thomas has received unfair treatment, a bit ...
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Jesus Loves – Sermon for 2nd Sunday of Easter, Apr. 8, 2018

"Jesus Loves" The Rev. Jay Lawlor 2nd Sunday of Easter – Year B (RCL) - April 8, 2018 St. David's Episcopal Church – Bean Blossom, IN John 20:19-31   When it was evening on that first Easter Sunday, the disciples were gathered together in the Upper Room behind locked doors because they were afraid. They were afraid because their leader, the one who was going to bring down an oppressive empire and establish God's reign ...
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“The Urgency of God’s Reign” Sermon for 1 Lent, Feb. 18, 2018

The Rev. Jay Lawlor “The Urgency of God's Reign” 1 Lent, Year B, February 18, 2018 St. Alban's Episcopal Church – Indianapolis, IN Mark 1:9-15 Mark's gospel is about the urgency of getting to the work of God's reign. It is why Mark presents us with much shorter narratives than the similar stories in Matthew or Luke. Today's reading for the First Sunday in Lent is no different. Yet, for such a short narrative, this ...
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“Jesus as the Incursion of God” Sermon for Jan 28, 2018

The Rev. Jay Lawlor “Jesus as the Incursion of God” 4th Sunday After the of Epiphany, Year B, January 28, 2018 St. Paul's Episcopal Church - Richmond, IN Mark 1:21-28 First acts are important. The first act in a book, play, or movie establishes what the story is going to be about and sets us on the journey as that story unfolds. Paying attention to the first thing Jesus does as a public act of ...
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