SERMON 11/22/20 “Christ the King” St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Stillwater, OK

Ezekiel 34: 12-16, 20-24; Psalm 95: 1-7a; Ephesians 1: 15-23; Matthew 25: 31-46  The Feast Day             “Christ the King” is a feast observed in many mainline Protestant, as well as the  Roman Catholic Church, and it is celebrated on the last Sunday of the liturgical year. It commemorates Christ’s messianic kingship and sovereign rule over all creation….

SERMON 11/15/20 Pentecost 24A, Proper 28 St. Christopher’s Midwest City OK

Zephaniah 1:7,12-18; Psalm 90:1-8, (9-11), 12; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew 25:14-30 A Changing Mission Field             Today’s gospel includes a parable about a few overseers, who were called to account about how they administered portions of their benefactor’s portfolio.  One invested well, another very well, another even better, but another who did nothing with the money, kind…

SERMON 11/8/20 Pentecost A Proper 27, St. Matthew’s, Sand Springs, OK

Sermon Begins at 11:20 Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25; Psalm 78:1-7; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13 Life Everlasting – A Present Reality             Jesus warned in his parable to those unprepared, ” ‘Truly I tell you, I do not know you.’ Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.” Being prepared for and living into the anticipation…

SERMON 11/1/20 All Saint’s Day, St. Matthew’s, Enid, OK

Revelation 7:9-17; Psalm 34:1-10,22; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12 All Saints  Today, we commemorate All Saints Day; remembering our place in the Communion of Saints.  Wikipedia defines the Communion of Saints as “the spiritual union of the members of the Christian Church, living and the dead. They are all part of a single “mystical body”, with…

SERMON 10/25/20 Pentecost 21A, St. Bede’s, Cleveland, OK

Leviticus 19:1-2,15-18; Psalm 1; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46 Tripping Up your Opponent Have you noticed how today, you cannot watch television for more than thirty minutes, without seeing election ads for every elected office, each political party, and every divisive issue out there. Policy makers on both sides of the aisle are finding little…

SERMON 10/11/20 Pentecost 19 A Proper 23, St. John’s, Norman, OK

Isaiah 25:1-9; Psalm 23; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14 Dressed to Party             As a Chaplain and officer in the USAF Auxiliary, one of the things my wife Terri and I love to do is get dressed up and attend the formal banquets at training conferences.  At the culmination of these events, an awards banquet is held at…

SERMON 10/4/20 Pentecost 18A Proper 21 St John’s OKC, OK.

Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:7-14; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46 Bearing Fruit             My wife Terri and I usually plant herbs and tomato plants that we nibble on throughout the year.  A few years ago at our home in Florida, we planted a tomato vine in our tiny herb garden.  We did everything we thought possible to insure our plant…