There are times in the bible when it seems to be saying something clearly… and yet with some cultural context, we see that the situation is a great deal murkier and the actual message is slightly different.
For instance, the topic of this Sunday’s sermon (you can find the full text of the readings here), is Jesus’ teaching on Divorce. It seems on the surface like Jesus is saying, ‘divorce is inherently a bad idea, and you’re wrong to do it’, when in fact culturally speaking, Jesus’ message seemed to be, ‘you treat women like kleenex, please stop, they’re not meant to be disposable.’
The sermon was preached on October 7, 2018 by the Rev. Sare Liz Anuszkiewicz at Trinity Episcopal Church in Warsaw, NY.
What does it mean to be properly humble? What is humility? What does Jesus do when his students are… less than humble? He taught them the value of being ‘useless’. Find out in the September 23, 2018 sermon preached at Trinity Episcopal Church in Warsaw, NY by the Rev. Sare Liz Anuszkiewicz. [edit: In the beginning of the sermon, Mother Sare says ‘two centuries’ when she means ‘two millennia’. Sorry.]
And a retelling of the Book of Esther, how God can use someone unlikely. God works through people, and this story reminds us that. God works even through people who might consider themselves ‘useless’. This sermon was preached on September 30, 2018, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Warsaw, NY, by the Rev. Sare Liz Anuszkiewicz.
Today I have a backlog for you of a month’s worth of sermons. All were preached by the Rev. Sare Liz Anuszkiewicz between the middle of August and the middle of September at Trinity Episcopal Church in Warsaw, NY.
Dive in! The oldest are first and the latest, last.
This week’s sermon was preached by the Rev. Sare Liz Anuszkiewicz, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Warsaw, NY on July 15, 2018. The full text of the readings can be found here (and the sermon is taken largely from the 2 Samuel text, as opposed to the Gospel).