NextSunday Worship

Dr. Lee Carter

  • July 26, 2020

    “The Duel of the Duplicitous Duo”

    Year A - Proper 12 (17) - July 26, 2020

    In spite of the vast differences among cultures around our world today and even in spite of the great divide between the ancient world and the modern, there is one thing that connects us all: our love of stories. Stories are vital to holding us together as families, nations and as people-groups. Stories are the […]

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  • July 19, 2020

    “Where Else Could A Loser Go?”

    Year A - Proper 11 (16) - July 19, 2020

    Where does a loser turn when he has deceived his father? Where does a loser turn when he has cheated his own twin brother out of his inheritance? Where does a cowardly loser go when he has nowhere else to turn? To the city of Luz (LOOZ), of course! Jacob had loser written all over […]

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  • July 12, 2020

    “It's All in the Family”

    Year A: Proper 10 (15) - July 12, 2020

    The primary issue that divides Jews, Christians and Muslims today, as it has for centuries, is this: what does it mean to be the true children of Abraham? Is it a matter of ancestral DNA, whether through the line of Isaac or Ishmael or does it come through God’s adoption of those who live, like […]

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  • July 5, 2020

    Confessions of a Sin Addict

    Year A - Proper 9 (14) - July 5, 2020

    We human beings know that we are capable of great things. We have the ability to explore the depths of the seas to discover new forms of life never seen before. We can design powerful telescopes with such incredible ranges of magnification that we can now regularly discover new celestial phenomena in the night sky […]

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  • May 26, 2019

    “One Day by the Pool”

    Year C: Sixth Sunday of Easter

    The gospels contain so many stories of Jesus’ healings that it is tempting to lump them together and focus solely on what they all share in common, whether in form or substance.  However, if we take that approach to the healing stories, we might fail to appreciate how distinctive were the circumstances of each person […]

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  • May 19, 2019

    "Won and Done!"

    Year C - Fifth Sunday of Easter

    Great passages of the Bible like this one stimulate and evoke our best thinking. They beckon us toward contemplation and personal reflection. In meditating and mulling over them, we seek to milk them of their deepest meaning. Some great passages of the Bible serve as our call to action.  They inspire and motivate us to […]

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  • May 12, 2019

    “She Didn't Have To Utter A Word."

    Year C: Fourth Sunday of Easter

    Luke’s story of Tabitha or Dorcas (as her Greek-speaking friends would have called her) is set in a time when Christian obligation and devotion to the elderly, especially to widows, went without question. Care for widows was an essential part of the ministry of the church.  This was not something novel for the people of […]

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  • May 5, 2019

    “Unfinished Business”

    Year C - Third Sunday of Easter

    The Gospel of John reaches its grand climax when Thomas, having put his finger in the nail scars and his hand into the wounded side of the Risen Lord, is compelled to doubt his own doubts and declares the greatest confession of faith in the Bible: “My Lord and my God!” The curtain of the […]

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  • November 4, 2018

    "The Whole Saint"

    Year B - Proper 26 (31)

    On All Saints Sunday we customarily celebrate the lives of great people of faith from the past, men and women who have borne courageous testimony to the gospel of Jesus Christ. This great cloud of witnesses inspires us and cheers us on as we also “run with perseverance the race that is set before us.” […]

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  • September 24, 2017

    “An Act of Injustice”

    Year A - Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost - Proper 20 (25)

    Even young children know that there exists a moral law, as C. S. Lewis famously pointed out in Mere Christianity.  All you will need to do is to hand one child a single scoop of ice cream and the other a double scoop and before you can count to three you can expect to hear […]

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