A Sermon for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest
Abilene, Texas
Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost + Proper 21C
First Lesson: Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15
Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16
Second Lesson: I Timothy 6:6-19
Gospel: Luke 16:19-31

✠ In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry

Last week, I came across a new video featuring our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry. In the video, Bishop Curry talks about the Jesus Movement. Now, this should come as no surprise to those of you who have heard our Presiding Bishop speak or deliver a sermon. He loves to talk about the Jesus Movement! In fact, the phrase has become so popular among Episcopalians, it’s even showing up on our merchandise. You, too, can buy a bumper sticker that says, “We are the Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement.”

But what, exactly, is the Jesus Movement? In the video, Bishop Curry paints us a picture by reflecting on a pivotal moment in our celebration of the Eucharist. Continue reading