Trinity Episcopal Church

Category: Sermons


The Older Son: When We Actually Need More Than We’re Getting

Jesus’ story of the Prodigal Son may not just be about God’s lavish welcome of the son who goes and squanders his life… but also about those of us who have lived by the rules.

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Is Your Life a Train Wreck?

Jesus could look at anyone and see the goodness in them. And we… can be like him.

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The Tree of Hate

Here we are again, friends. Another shooting at another holy place. Another person with an agenda of some sort, trying to prove a point. And then people die.

This time it was about white supremacy… but white supremacy isn’t the basis of anything. It’s just a branch on the tree of Hating Our Neighbor.

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The Temptation of Jesus… and You.

Jesus is tempted in three different ways… or perhaps really just the one way. And yet he wanted something different. In our own lives, we can use new things and old things as temptations… distractions… from being present and kind to ourselves and others in our lives.

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Why We Give Things Up in Lent

Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also… 

In Lent you can pick up a practice just as well as you give one up. The point is that we can learn something about ourselves that we didn’t know before, and that can help our relationship with the Living God.

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Living in the Now

Sometimes we want to live in the past. There are some beautiful times, after all, that we’ve had back then. And maybe we think all of our best times are, in fact, in our past. But the lesson of the Transfiguration is that no matter how amazing our life has been just a moment ago, we must continue to live in the present, for it is in the present that God has plans for us to do and be in the world.

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Neighbors Can Be Annoying

This is why it’s hard to be an active Christian, not a hypocritical one.

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