10 Ways to Preach the Christmas Eve Sermon

Posted on December 8, 2022
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You Need a Sermon Elf Parish preachers are trying to balance lots of things right now. They have a sermon to prepare for Christmas Eve. That is enough to make most people start to sweat. But wait, there is more. Preachers have the rest of Advent to lead their congregation, being careful not to leap…

The Great Commandment

Posted on November 3, 2021
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Notes on the lectionary with Deacon Lincoln Anderson. Visit the series page. And the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher. You have truly said that he is one, and there is no other besides him. And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength,…

Your Faith has made you well

Posted on October 21, 2021
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Notes on the Lectionary with Deacon Lincoln Anderson. Visit the series page at AnglicanCompass.com/NotesOnTheLectionary And throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind man said to him, “Rabbi, let me recover my sight.” And Jesus said…

The Cup that I Drink

Posted on October 14, 2021
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Gospel Reading for the Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost, Mark 10:35-45 Notes on the Lectionary with Deacon Lincoln Anderson. Visit the series page at AnglicanCompass.com/NotesOnTheLectionary And they said to him, “We are able.” And Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will…

The Eye of the Needle

Posted on October 7, 2021
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Gospel Reading for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost: Mark 10:17-31 Notes on the Lectionary with Deacon Lincoln Anderson. Visit the series page at AnglicanCompass.com/NotesOnTheLectionary And Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” And the disciples were amazed at his…

Do Not Hinder Them

Posted on September 29, 2021
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Gospel Reading for the Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost, Mark 10:2-16 Notes on the Lectionary with Deacon Lincoln Anderson. Visit the series page at AnglicanCompass.com/NotesOnTheLectionary But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I…

Help My Unbelief! Gospel Reading for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost, Mark 9:14-29

Posted on September 8, 2021
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Notes on the Lectionary with Deacon Lincoln Anderson. Visit the series page at AnglicanCompass.com/NotesOnTheLectionary And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:23–24, ESV) There are some stories that I am immensely…

What is “Notes on the Lectionary”?

Posted on August 27, 2021
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Visit the series page at AnglicanCompass.com/NotesOnTheLectionary We want to create an icebreaker for someone who is reading the Lectionary and wants to engage with what the Church has appointed for a particular Sunday. This is whether you never intend to preach, are just starting out preaching, or have been preaching for a while. From now…