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Sermon – Sunday, 20 September 2020/Rev. Christian M. Wood

What is human nature? How do you define human nature? Webster's defines human nature like this: human nature is the fundamental dispositions and traits of humans. Thank you, Webster’s dictionary, for perhaps the most unclear definition in all history. The problem with...

Sermon – Sunday,13 September 2020/Rev. Charleston D. Wilson

For several months, we’ve been working our way through St. Paul’s magnum opus, his letter to the Church in Rome. Today we have reached chapter fourteen (of sixteen), and St. Paul is dealing, once again, with the mixed nature of the church in Rome. By “mixed” I mean...

Sermon – Sunday, 30 August 2020/The Rev. Charleston D. Wilson

Have you ever noticed how some movies, or Netflix series, instantly resonate, while others are just too much trouble to figure out? Seventeen years later and I’m still not sure “Lost in Translation” even has a point, and the only reason people “oohed” and “aahed”...

Sermon – Sunday, 23 August 2020/Rev. Christian M. Wood

We have some questions to answer today; what is the meaning of life? Why are we here? Whether our work is a vocational career or as a person whose vocation is that of volunteering, why do we all work as hard as we do? To answer these questions, we turn to Paul’s...

Sermon – Sunday, 16 August 2020/Rev. Charleston D. Wilson

In the Name of the Living God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. Have you ever thought about what you want on your tombstone? I’m from Alabama, and everybody in Alabama has given thought to what they’d like on their headstone. Call it morbid, of whatever, but it’s a...

Sermon – Sunday, 9 August 2020/Rev. Christian M. Wood

For as long as I can remember, I have loved sports. I love playing sports, as you all know, I started a softball team here at Redeemer, called “The Big Red Machine.” Growing up, I became a massive fan of the NY Mets, a decision I have regretted ever since 1986, I also...

Sermon – Sunday, 2 August 2020/Andrew Lazo, Seminarian

Lazo, Andrew Sermon for Proper 13, 2 August 2020 In the name of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, amen. My mother was a terrible cook. She was a woman of many gifts, but, honestly, the culinary arts were not among them. Don’t get me wrong—she kept us fed, and I have...

Sunday, 26 July 2020/Rev. Charleston D. Wilson

In the Name of the Living God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. “The Spirit helps us in our weakness.” Victor Austin wrote a book not too long ago called Losing Susan. It’s about his wife’s long battle with brain disease, and I commend it to you. Victor is a priest...

Sermon – Sunday, 19 July 2020/Rev. Christian M. Wood

An incredible priest once gave me advice about preaching. He said this, “when you preach sanctification should always be on your mind, and your sermon should bring sanctification to the minds of those who are listening.” Sanctification means to be set apart. An...

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