Probably not what Jesus looked like on the beach, but you never know. (Crocodile Rock, folk art on the Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland)

The weekend is upon us! For some, it’s well advanced and Sunday morning is nearer than we’d like, for others we still have a few hours to procrastinate  brainstorm…

What are you up to this week? The RCL commentary for this week is here, and the NL is here. I admit to preaching this week’s RCL gospel passage last week, accidentally stealing it from the friend who will preach her first sermon in that new church this week, and I talked about how Jesus calls us forward, not back. Now I’m turning my attention to the NL text and pondering the continued resurrection life Peter sees in his vision!

How about you? What continued resurrection are you encountering, proclaiming, hoping for?

Pull up a chair, and enjoy the virtual snacks…I’ve got a pasta with sun dried tomatoes and artichokes for those who need a little dinner, and fancy truffles for dessert. The kettle is on, and all are welcome! Even the cat is calm just now, so it’s the perfect time to get down to business. Happy sermonising!


Teri Peterson is a minister in the Church of Scotland. She’s currently watching the sun set over the Firth of Clyde, and (barely) resisting opening a novel instead of a sermon document. She is co-author of Who’s Got Time: spirituality for a busy generation,Who’s Got Time: spirituality for a busy generation, a board member of RevGalBlogPals, and a contributor to There’s A Woman in the Pulpit.


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13 thoughts on “11th Hour Preacher Party: still more resurrection

  1. found the sermon from 4 years ago on this NL passage. It is similar to what i was hoping to say, but want to strengthen some parts. An early night would be good as i was at the dentist for 3 hours this morning getting a crown on a back tooth. Here is the sermon from 4 years ago if you are interested. Acts 10 from 2015

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  2. In case it’s of interest or help to anyone, here is the sermon I preached last week on the beach breakfast appearance: http://clevertitlehere.blogspot.com/2019/04/new-beginningsa-sermon-for-start-of-new.html

    I have a funeral in half an hour, and then I’ll be home to ponder Peter’s vision. I preached on it last year as part of my “Teri’s top 10” series when I was new to this call….so I need to find something different to say this time!

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  3. calling it done and only 10.15 pm Saturday night. We are hearing all of Chapter 10 of Acts, readers theatre style, and it is communion Sunday, so it won’t matter then the sermon is short.

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  4. I’m off the beaten path post-Easter and using four words from our ordination vows (PCUSA) which are energy, imagination, intelligence, and love. This week is energy and I am pairing it with Psalm 150 and worship. I am doing the Hokey Pokey with the kids about putting our whole selves in when we come to worship and that will reappear in the “big kids” time too! What I have thus far feels rather half-baked but I am off to a presbytery meeting and hope to home by 6 or so this evening to work on it some more.

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  5. I’m enjoying a look at Ananias this week. I read someone who said few of us are called to be Paul… but many of us are called to be Ananias. He went outside his comfort zone, even putting himself at great risk, to answer God’s call.

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  6. I was hoping to use a sustainable sermon, but nothing worked. Tomorrow is a long day, with two services including First Communion, a new members class, a worship committee meeting filled with conflict, and a council meeting. So the gospel-based sermon says: Jesus feeds you, you belong, off you go to tend to sheep. Now I have to go and figure out how to do appreciative inquiry for a committee where people have, shall we say, rather strong feelings.

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  7. I had last week off so I’m just starting into post Easter sermons. I’m planning on several weeks of resurrection appearances. The first is Matthew 28:16-20. I’m just sitting down to work on it (Saturday afternoon). But it may be a moot point as I have almost NO voice today and have finally caught the germs my family has. So, my usual outline style is going to have to morph into a full manuscript for someone else to read.

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  8. I have written a sermon about the spiritual journeys of Peter and Cornelius….one a picture of the church in many ways (arguing, bewildered, brooding, interrupted, then going out and being astonished and finally welcoming), and one a picture of the individual spiritual life (grounded in constant prayer and a practice of generosity), and how we need both of we are to experience the fullness of life Jesus promises in the kingdom of God on earth.
    It’s past my bedtime now, so I’m leaving the caramel-filled chocolate bunnies in case anyone needs a pick-me-up for the night shift in North America. 🙂 And always remember: the Spirit’s got your back!

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