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Sermons by Rev. Isaac Bradshaw

The Cost of Truth

The cost of truth for the believer is giving up hate. Giving up despair. Giving up war. Giving up impatience. Giving up meanness. Giving up wickedness. Giving up treachery. Giving up abuse. Giving up ill-discipline. Giving up our selves, our souls, our bodies because Jesus Christ is Lord. The Cost of TruthRev. Isaac Bradshaw1 Kings…

Trinity Sunday

Trinity SundayJune 12, 2022Rev. Isaac BradshawIsaiah 6:1–7, Psalm 29, Revelation 4:1-11, John 16:12-15 Last time I preached, one of you smart-alecks apparently said whispered as I started… “I bet he’s going to talk about Star Wars…” Well, I’m not this week. I promise. I swear. One I won’t even mention by name… I’m going to…

Draw Near with Faith

Draw Near with FaithLent 2Rev. Isaac BradshawMarch 13 2022Genesis 15:1–18, Psalm 27:7-14, Philippians 3:17-4:1, Luke 13:22-35 If you were around in the late 1990s you may remember a particularly odd evangelical or fundamentalist interpretation of haunted houses. They were called Judgement House, and well-meaning youth pastors would create these houses, where well-meaning youth groups would…

Follow the Lord

Epiphany 6 Rev. Isaac BradshawLuke 6:17-26 Weapon of Choice It seems to me that, way back, years ago, when I was in high school and college, music videos had reached their zenith. MTV, and that strange genre that combined pop music with a short form film had moved from being just filmed concerts… Here is Freddie Mercury singing on stage at LiveAid,…

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve December 24 2021Living in the Upside DownRev. Isaac BradshawLuke 2:1–20 Many years ago, a priest of my acquaintance – not of this parish – used to give the exact same Christmas Eve sermon every year. I still remember the very opening line: “It was anything but a silent night.” She went on to…

Living Out God’s Blessing

Pentecost +5 Rev. Isaac BradshawJune 27, 2021Deuteronomy 15:7–1, Psalm 112, 2 Corinthians 8:1-15, Mark 5:22 – 43 A few days ago, my brother and I got into a bit of an argument. It was one of those silly, text-based arguments, about a silly topic. We were discussing which Cold War movie was better: Hunt for Red October or Dr. Strangelove. Now, if you’re…

Jesus the Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd SundayRev. Isaac BradshawApril 25, 2020St. Brendan’s Anglican Church Jesus the Good Shepherd Well, we’re halfway through the Easter season. Halfway through that joyous time when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the grave, celebrate the destruction of Death and Hell, celebrate the vindication of our Lord in the face of crucifixion, torture and political murder. And also, by the way, halfway…