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Homilies

This is an archive of older homilies, from before I stared using WordPress.

Sorted by Liturgical Date (Click here to sort by Biblical Text )

Year A

2nd Sunday in Advent - Make Way - Matthew 3:1-12

3rd Sunday in Advent - What Kind of Messiah is This? - Matthew 11:2-11

1st Sunday after Christmas - The Morning After - Matthew 2:13-23

1st Sunday after Chrustmas - The Fragility of Incarnation - Matthew 2:13-23

Epiphany of the Lord - Looking for Jesus - Matthew 2:1-12

1st Sunday after the Epiphany - Waiting in Line - Matt. 3:13-17

2nd Sunday after the Epiphany - Come and See - John 1:29-42

3rd Sunday after the Epiphany - Follow? Me? - Matthew 4:12-23

5th Sunday in Lent - In the Valley of Dry Bones - Ezekiel 37:1-14

Transfiguration of the Lord - Myths and Truths - II Peter 1:16-21

5th Sunday of Easter - Comfort and Conflict - John 14:1-14

Sunday of Pentecost - Filled With the Breath of God - Acts 2:1-21

9th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Saying and Doing - Matthew 7:21-29

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time - And He Believed - Romans 4:13-25

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time - While We Were Still Sinners - Romans 5:1-8

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Is Anything Too Wonderful? - Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Real Sacrifice - Genesis 22:1-14

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A Love Story - Genesis 24:1-67

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Choosing Our Burdens - Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Jacob's Ladder - Genesis 28:10-19

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - The Realm of Heaven - Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Wrestling With God - Genesis 32:22-31

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time - A New King Arose - Exodus 1:8-2:10

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Clothed with Christ - Romans 13:8-14

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Who Indeed? - Matthew 21:23-32

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Talents - Matthew 25:14-30

 

Year B

4th Sunday of Advent - Good News - Luke 1:26-38

1st Sunday after Christmas - Finally - Luke 2:22-40

1st Sunday after Christmas - A Chance to Sit at the Cool Kids' Table - Galatians 4:4-7

6th Sunday after the Epiphany - Naaman's Tale - 2 Kings 5:1-14

Transfiguration Sunday - Labels - Mark 9:1-10

2nd Sunday in Lent - Picking up the Right Cross - Mark 8:31-38

4th Sunday in Lent - The Serpent in the Wilderness - Numbers 21:4-9

2nd Sunday of Easter - Nail-Scarred Hands - John 20:19-31

5th Sunday of Easter - Seeing the Face of God - I John 4:7-21

Ascension of the Lord - What Now? - Luke 24:44-53

Trinity Sunday - A Conversation at Night - John 3:1-17

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time - What's With the Stick? - II Samuel 17:1-49

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Wasting Our Time - Mark 7:1-23

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - What Goes In, Must Come Out - Mark 7:1-23

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - If Only - Job 23:1-17

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time - At the Side of the Road - Mark 10:46-52

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Better to Give - Mark 12:38-44

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - A Tale of Two Priests - I Samuel 1:4-20

 

Year C

1st Sunday of Advent - How Can There Be Peace? - Luke 1:68-79

2nd Sunday of Advent - On the Road - Luke 3:1-17

3rd Sunday of Advent - Rejoice! - Philippians 4:4-7

2nd Sunday of Christmas - Praise the Lord - Psalm 147

Epiphany of the Lord - Where Do We Go? - Matthew 2:1-12

2nd Sunday after the Epiphany - Now Concerning Spiritual Gifts - I Corinthians 12:1-11

2nd Sunday after the Epiphany - Jesus Attends a Wedding - John 2:1-11

3rd Sunday after the Epiphany - Singing the Lord's Song - Nehemiah 8:1-10

4th Sunday after the Epiphany - The Mysterious Chemical X - I Corinthians 13:1-13

Sunday of Palms and Passion - Following the Crowd - Lk 19:28-40; 22:14-23:56

5th Sunday of Easter - Hindering God - Acts 11:1-18

6th Sunday of Easter - Headed Home - Revelation 21:10,22-22:5

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sour Grapes in Naboth's Vineyard - I Kings 21:1-29

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - A New Creation - Galatians 6:1-6

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's Off to Work - Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Worthiness and Shame - Hosea 1:2-10

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Family Values - Hosea 1:2-10

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Yoked With Mercy - Hosea 11:1-11

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Whining to Jesus - Luke 12:13-21

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Poor Lazarus - Luke 16:19-31

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Perspective - I Tim 6:6-19

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Our Place at the Table - Luke 17:5-10

Reign of Christ - The Fullness of God - Luke 23:33-43

 

Special Services

Funeral Homily for Laura Sue Travis Villines - John 13:1-11

Charge to the Candidate - II Tim 1:6-14

My First Trial Sermon - Luke 5:17-28

Baptism of John Francis Villines - Romans 13:8-14

The Only Sermon I Preached at Vanderbilt as a Ph.D. Student - Luke 19:11-27