Sermons by Don Bennett

Sermons by Don Bennett

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Luke 16:1-13 The Holy Gospel according to Luke.Glory to you, O Lord. Then Jesus said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. So he summoned him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Give me an accounting of your management, because you cannot be my manager any…

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Luke 14:25-33 The Holy Gospel according to Luke. Glory to you, O Lord. Now large crowds were traveling with [Jesus;] and he turned and said to them, “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. For…

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

Luke 4:21-30 The holy gospel according to Luke.  Glory to you, O Lord.  Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth. They said, “Is not this Joseph’s son?” He said to them, “Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, ‘Doctor, cure…

Second Sunday of Christmas

John 1:[1-9]10-18 The holy gospel according to John. Glory to you, O Lord.  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light…

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Luke 1:39-45 [46-55] In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of…

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

FIRST READING Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 Then Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem, and summoned the elders, the heads, the judges, and the officers of Israel; and they presented themselves before God. And Joshua said to all the people, “Now therefore revere the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness; put away the gods that your ancestors served…

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

GOSPEL Mark 6:1-13  The holy gospel according to Mark. Glory to you, O Lord.  [Jesus] came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, a“Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his…

Third Sunday of Easter

Luke 24:36b-48  A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke. Glory to you, O Lord.  Jesus himself stood among [the disciples] and said to them, “Peace be with you.” They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? Look at my hands and my feet; see…

Ninth Sunday in Pentecost

Gospel: Matthew 14:13-21 Now when Jesus heard [about the beheading of John the Baptist], he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them and cured their sick. When it was evening, the disciples came to him and…