Author Archive: saintphilipsnorwood

November 17, 2019, Good News from the Rubble, Luke 21:5-19 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000162 Jesus said something like this: The days are coming when there won’t be one board or piece of stained glass in St. Philip’s Church, there won’t be one brick in the Norwood town hall, there won’t be one stone in the White House, not one thing left …

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November 10, 2019, A Failure of Imagination, Luke 20:27-38 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000161 C.S. Lewis once told a story of a little boy whose parents were trying to teach him about the facts of life. They wanted to convey to him that sexual intimacy is one of the greatest pleasures that human beings can experience. The boy considered this just …

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November/December 2019 CommonLife

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November 3, 2019, The Fellowship of the Crucified, Luke 6:20-31 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000160 The gospel reading from Luke today comes from a long sermon we call the “Sermon on the Plain”, like the “Sermon on the Mount” from Matthew. On that day, Jesus was preaching to a huge crowd. Luke says Jesus “stood on a level place, with a great …

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October 27, 2019, Justification by Faith? What Kind of Crazy Talk Is That? – guest speaker Carroll Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000159 There is a great song out recently titled Modern Jesus, by Portugal. the Man. I love the song, but the lyrics of the song are deadly. So that would be a good beginning for the sermon. Here is the chorus: Don’t pray for us We don’t need …

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October 20, 2019, Hesed for the Win, Luke 18:1-8 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here: Z0000158 I don’t know much about the world of judges and lawyers and court cases, but I do know a lot about persistent questioning, because I’m a mom, and when I read the parable of the persistent widow, I think to myself that no persistent widow could possibly …

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Octorber 13, 2019, Be Thankful for His Blessings – Helen Harris, guest

To listen to this sermon, click here: Z0000157 I begin this morning by telling you about a very close relative of mine who is fighting stage 4 breast cancer. She has had one breast removed and now the cancer has spread to other breast and into her lungs. She is 69 years old and she …

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October 6, 2019, Deep-Root Faith, (Luke 17:5-10) – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here: Z0000156 By Alawadhi3000 – Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons by Hekerui., CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=24407096   There is a tree – a real live tree – growing all alone in the middle of the desert on the tiny island nation of Bahrain, which is in the Persian Gulf, just …

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September 29, 2019, Putting a Price Tag on the Poor (Luke 16:19-31) – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000155 Sometime in the 19th century, an ad appeared in a daily newspaper that read: “FOR SALE: a remarkable smart healthy Negro wench. About 22 years of age; used to house work and farming, and sold for no fault but for want of employ. She has a child …

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September 23, 2019, Choose This Day Whom You Will Serve (Luke 16:1-15) – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here:  Z0000154 Jesus tells a story about a very clever but not very honest steward, whose job it was to care for his master’s worldly goods. You might have noticed that there aren’t any good guys in the story, because the master was not a particularly honest person either. …

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