Sermons by Father Jeff Paul

Sermons by Father Jeff Paul

What Are You Looking For?

Inspired by the unanswered question that begins (John 1:29-42) and ends the Gospel of John, Father Jeff takes a musical survey of what the congregation is looking for.

Keep Things Right

Father Jeff Paul talks about how the Karma Box, the ministry to people experiencing homelessness in Night Off the Streets, and stories from the books below show how we can follow Jesus to John and Keep Things Right. Based on Matthew 3:13-17 click the reference to read or listen to Deacon Betty read it at the beginning of our recording. More information about the books referenced in the sermon are at the end of this post. It is always good…

In The Time Of King Herod

Father Jeff compares the Time of Herod and the Shepherd of Israel as the magi (hundreds of them?!) come to visit. We begin with Isaiah 60:1-6. We have a different reading of Matthew 2:1-12 that linked here in the recording as part of the Godly Play exhibition of the Gospel. Below is a portion of the poem Kindness and a trailer for The Two Popes movie that Father Jeff shared in the message Before you learn the tender gravity of…

The Intimate and Infinite are One

Father Jeff Paul explores the Shema as expressed by the folks of St. Peter’s as a way of understanding John 1:1-18 (click to read)  “Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God, the LORD is one” The Shema Deuteronomy 6:4

Joseph Answers a Big Question

Father Jeff reveals the secret of reading aloud the genealogy of Jesus, as we look at how Joeseph answers a big question and how we line up with his lineage. We begin with a reading from Isaiah 7:10-16 and Matthew 1:18-25 .

I Will Harbor You

The outlook and message of Matthew are the foundation for a message about the presence of Jesus. Father Jeff refers to Matthew 3:1-12 and Isaiah 11:1-10 (click the scripture for the text or listen to Matthew in the recording.) Here is an article about Fire is Medicine. Ms. Laverne said every day we should ask ourselves, ‘If the worst thing in the world happened, would I help protect someone else? Would I let myself be a harbor for someone who…

Be Grace rather than…

Ash Wednesday message and scripture by Father Jeff. The Bible reading from Matthew 6:1-6 (click to read) is buzzy, but it is Lent, so endure it…or skip to the better audio beginning the message at 1:30

Green Book Transformation

The kind of transformation that we are invited to partake in with God and God’s people requires being in proximity with people, a close relationship with folks over time. The scripture is from Luke 9:28-36

Goading for God’s Sake

Father Jeff reveals there are no cliffs in Nazareth. He talks about the difference between collective memory and recorded history. At the end of the recording, there are some comments and questions that have been skipped because the congregation cannot be heard, we were able to keep Father Jeff’s responses. You can read the scripture by clicking on the scripture references here: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 and Luke 4:21-30  or listen to the gospel in our recording below. 

Jesus On A Scroll

Father Jeff talks about how Jesus signs up for God’s plan of mending all that is broken. You can read the scripture by clicking on the scripture references here: Nehemiah 8:1-10 and Luke 4:14-21  or listen to the gospel in our recording.
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