Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?

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Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? Trinitarian Congregational Church Seventh Sunday of Easter Anthony S. Kill                                                                                               May 13, 2018 Texts: Texts: I John 5:1-6, John 15:9-17   My own mother passed away one day before Mother’s Day ten years ago, in 2008, at the age of 84. So every year, I get […]

Eternal Life

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Eternal Life Trinitarian Congregational Church Sixth Sunday of Easter Anthony S. Kill                                                                                                 May 6, 2018 Texts: I John 4:7-12; Mark 10:7-17   Today, I want to spend a few minutes considering the topic of Eternal Life, as it’s used in the New Testament. The Gospel of John and letters of John are the places where […]

Fear No Evil

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Fear No Evil Trinitarian Congregational Church                                                 Fourth Sunday of Easter Anthony S. Kill                                                                                               April 22, 2018 Texts: I John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18   When I was first studying psychology and counseling in college and grad school way back in the 1960s and 70s, one of the books that was popular was Thomas Harris’s book, “I’m OK, You’re OK”.  […]

Fruitful Disciples

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Fruitful Disciples Trinitarian Congregational Church                                                    Fifth Sunday of Easter Anthony S. Kill                                                                                               April 29, 2018 Texts: I John 4:12-21, John 15:1-8   The first thing that strikes me about the image of the vine and the branches is that it is in fact a very different model than, say, a tree and its branches. If Jesus had said, […]

Scarred and Hungry

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Scarred and Hungry Trinitarian Congregational Church Third Sunday of Easter Anthony S. Kill April 15, 2018 Texts: I John 3:1-7, Luke 24:36-48   As I reflected on today’s Gospel and read some of the Bible commentaries, I ended up going in a different direction with my sermon than I thought I was going to. If I could, I […]

The Wounded Healer

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The Wounded Healer Trinitarian Congregational Church                                                Second Sunday of Easter Anthony S. Kill                                                                                                 April 8, 2018 Texts: Acts 5:27-32, John 20:19-31   Today’s Gospel passage is in fact John’s version of the Pentecost Story that Luke tells in the book of Acts, where the Spirit entered the apostles’ room like the breath of a mighty wind, and set […]

Foolishness

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Foolishness Trinitarian Congregational Church                                                                   Easter Sunday Anthony S. Kill                                                                                                 April 1, 2018 Texts: Isaiah 25:6-9; Luke 24:1-12   I can hear the gossip spreading now: “Did you hear what Pastor Tony titled his Easter sermon? “Foolishness!” He called the resurrection Foolishness! Let me assure you: It wasn’t me! It was Luke. The Bible made me […]

Walking In The Way

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Walking In The Way Trinitarian Congregational Church                                                                     Palm Sunday Anthony S. Kill                                                                                             March 25, 2018 Texts: Philippians 2:1-11, Mark 14:1-15:47   Today is the only Sunday of the church year when we are invited to read the entire account to the passion and death of Jesus of Nazareth, And in my mind, the reason we […]

Both to Serve and Adore

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Both to Serve and Adore Trinitarian Congregational Church                                                        Fifth Sunday in Lent Anthony S. Kill                                                                                             March 18, 2018 Texts: Jeremiah 31:31-34; John 12:20-32   As with so many of the Bible passages, today’s Gospel lesson raises more questions than it answers. Since I’ve been learning the Gospel lessons by heart these past few years, I’ve […]

See and Live

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See and Live Trinitarian Congregational Church                                                     Fourth Sunday in Lent Anthony S. Kill                                                                                             March 11, 2018 Texts: Numbers 21:4-9; John 3:14-21   The most striking image presented in the scripture readings is that of the “fiery serpent”, the poisonous snake. And in one of the most bizarre images in the New Testament, Jesus compares himself […]