Sermons

Weekly professional powerhouse sermons by Leonard Sweet.

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Bless This Mess

Bless This Mess Lectionary 29 July 2018 10th Sunday After Pentecost 2 Samuel 11:1-15 Psalm 14 Ephesians 3:14-21 John 6:1-21 Text to Life Are you a “clean desk” person or a “messy desk” person? Clean desk people have carefully organized racks of files, stacks of notes, and they strictly adhere…

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Sacred Hearts

Sacred Hearts Lectionary 15 July 2018 8th Sunday After Pentecost 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 Psalm 24 Ephesians 1:3-14 (and Ephesians 2:11-22)* Mark 6:14-29 Text to Life This is a meditation on the heart. It is going to take us a little bit to get there. So let me begin by…

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Jesus Knows You by Name

Jesus Knows You by Name Lectionary 1 July 2018 6th Sunday After Pentecost 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 Psalm 130 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Mark 5:21-43 Text to Life What’s in a name? Everything, that’s what. Forget Shakespeare, who insisted that “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” For…

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No Ways

No Ways Lectionary 24 June 2018 5th Sunday After Pentecost 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 Psalm 9:9-20 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Mark 4:35-41 Text to Life Did you miss it? There was a big “re-branding” moment that occurred not too long ago. The restaurant chain which a million years ago…

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Surprise Yourself

Surprise Yourself Lectionary 17 June 2018 4th Sunday After Pentecost Father’s Day 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 Psalm 20 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13), 14-17 Mark 4:26-34 Text to Life One of the simplest yet fun projects you can do during these long, sunny days of late spring, early summer is to plant…

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All In

ALL IN A SERMON ON PSALM 138 By Guest Writer Jesse Caldwell   In the middle ages of his life, a friend of mine from law school met his soul mate and fell madly in love. They talked by phone every day, texted, and sent each other emails and social…

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The Spirit’s Algorithm

The Spirit’s Algorithm Lectionary 3 June 2018 2nd Sunday After Pentecost 1 Samuel 3:1-20 Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 Mark 2:23-3:6 Text to Life Every day you write “algorithms.” You heard me right. Let me say it again just so you don’t think you’re mishearing me or I’m talking…

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