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Breaking the Bonds in Silence

The Rev. Robert P. Travis
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Sermon – 8 and 10:30am Eucharist Services, Church of the Ascension
Scripture Text: 1 Kings 19:1-15a, Psalm 42,Galatians
3:23-29; Luke 8:26-39 RCL Proper 7 Year C 6/23/2013

Sermon Text: The Bible is well known for many firsts. The first marriage is recorded there, as well as the first instance of sibling rivalry. In Jesus time we see the first instance of someone saving the best wine for the end of the party. And today we see the first time Jesus gives us a recipe for picnic food. Yes, yes, if you're groaning already, you know I'm going to tell you this gospel reading, records the first time anyone made deviled ham. Ok, that joke was probably not necessary, or even very funny but I really was excited about getting to preach on this passage because I heard that one a long time ago.