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Sermon – Ash Wednesday/ 21 February 2021/Rev. Charleston D. Wilson

St. Paul writes the Christians in Corinth with these words: “Do not accept the grace of God in vain.” We might phrase it more like this today: “Do not dismiss the grace of God without serious consideration – that is, without thoroughly considering the consequences.”...

Sermon – Sunday, 14 February 2021/Rev. Charleston D. Wilson

When was the last time you put your foot in your mouth?  It's a great idiom we use to describe situations when we unintentionally say something embarrassing or downright tactless. We've all done it at some point, and some of us seem to be more prone than others. We...

Sermon – Sunday, 7 February 2021/Rev. Canon Victor L. Austin, Ph.D

The Magnetic Jesus In Saint Mark’s Gospel, everything moves fast. Jesus is baptized. He is tempted. He goes to Galilee and begins preaching. He calls Simon and Andrew, and James and John to be his first disciples. On a sabbath: they follow him to a synagogue where he...

Sermon – Sunday, 24 January 2021/Rev. Charleston D. Wilson

How does one find Jesus? I mean, how can I – how can we – discover Jesus in a more meaningful way – in a way that changes daily life? And that’s part one of the two-part question we’ve faced in each of the appointed readings since we began this season of Epiphanytide...

Sermon – Sunday 10 January 2021/Rev. Christian M. Wood

Today is the feast of the baptism of Our Lord. In the Gospel, according to Mark Jesus is introduced very quickly in the 9th verse in fact. Mark begins his Gospel account by quoting scripture. Specifically, Isaiah 40:3 “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who...

Sermon 6 January 2021/Rev. Christian M. Wood

Growing up, I had a fondness for fine art. The art I enjoyed was based on storytelling. The best feature of storytelling is that it can take so many forms: Books, plays, and even cinema. My first exposure to truly fine storytelling was He-Man and the Masters of the...

Sermon – Sunday 27 December, 2020/Rev. Christian M. Wood

Growing up, I had a fondness for fine art. The art I enjoyed was based on storytelling. The best feature of storytelling is that it can take so many forms: Books, plays, and even cinema. My first exposure to truly fine storytelling was He-Man and the Masters of the...

Sermon Friday, 25 December 2020/Rev. Christian M. Wood

Merry Christmas to you all. As I stand here this morning basking in the joy that is Christmas Day, I can’t help but to think of some of my favorite memories of Christmas. My childhood Christmas mornings have become like one giant memory, all connected to each other....

Sermon – Sunday, 6 December 2020/Rev. Christian M. Wood

A few years ago, I preached a sermon where I stated that I received a special word from God, a prophecy, that I needed to share with all Sarasota. Of course, I was saying all that tongue in cheek as I pronounced that the message all of Sarasota needed to hear from God...

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