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Abundant Grace

Ninth Bishop of Texas

Release Date: 11/18/2020

Abundant Grace show art Abundant Grace

Ninth Bishop of Texas

When we truly grasp God's generosity and extravagance for ourselves, which looks completely like mismanagement to the rest of the world, we will see that God is for people; and so the follower of Christ becomes for people too, sharing the extravagance of grace and mercy with others.

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All Saints' Miracle show art All Saints' Miracle

Ninth Bishop of Texas

As we remember in our all Saints Day celebration, the celebration of faithful departed, here is the love we proclaim in faith at the grave side of our beloved sisters and brothers: the miracle of kinship.Sermon for Trinity Episcopal Church in Midtown, Houston, on All Saints' Sunday 2020.

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A God of History show art A God of History

Ninth Bishop of Texas

Like Moses, we stand at the precipice of tomorrow. We are given opportunity to change - to work beyond our own individual flourishing, for the flourishing of others, for God’s vision. For a history-making God.

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Ninth Bishop of Texas

It would be all too easy to think of your work as preaching to the church - unless by church you mean the streets, and by congregation you mean people.

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Ninth Bishop of Texas

A sermon about gut reactions, rooted in magical thinking - not so different from worshipping the marketplace gods in Paul’s time.

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Ninth Bishop of Texas

Today, we stand on a precipice; we are looking into a changed world. The new thing must come. I invite you to hear God’s voice in the world around you. Yes, the wilderness is before you; but God is there with you.

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A Good Word for the Sick: Easter show art A Good Word for the Sick: Easter

Ninth Bishop of Texas

We have a good word for the weary world, for the sick, for those who seek to heal, to those who care, to those who sit with the dying. A good word to the fearful and anxious even in a time of pandemic, of physical isolation from one another- even in this time of the coronavirus.

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Ninth Bishop of Texas

The cross is a banner on our darkest hills, signaling that the instrument of disgrace and death is now a beacon of hope - in the face of an unjust world filled with the vestiges of racism and white supremacy, truly filled with every kind of violence and suffering that we know. Jesus knows our suffering and comes as our shepherd.

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Bishop Michael Hunn - Come on and Zoom! With Bishop Andy Doyle show art Bishop Michael Hunn - Come on and Zoom! With Bishop Andy Doyle

Ninth Bishop of Texas

"It’s not about going back, it’s about going forward.” Please welcome Bishop of the Rio Grande Michael Hunn!

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Ninth Bishop of Texas

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Jesus's kingdom is not run in a respectable way. It's an extravagant amount of grace, an extravagant and imprudent amount of hope.

When we truly grasp God's generosity and extravagance for ourselves, which looks completely like mismanagement to the rest of the world, we will see that God is for people; and so the follower of Christ becomes for people too, sharing the extravagance of grace and mercy with others.

A sermon preached for Church of the Holy Apostles, Katy.

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"Slow Burn" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)