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Sermons by Rev. Isaac Bradshaw

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…

Facing Grave Dangers

Epiphany 4B Rev. Isaac BradshawJanuary 31, 2021Deuteronomy 18:15–22, Psalm 111, 1 Corinthians 8:1–13, Mark 1:21-28 O God, you know that we are set in the midst of many grave dangers, and because of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright: Grant that your strength and protection may support us in all dangers and carry us through…

The Annunciation

Advent 4 2020Rev. Isaac Bradshaw2 Samuel 7:1–17, Psalm 132, Romans 16:25-27, Luke 1:26-38 It’s something of a cliche these days to talk about how communication has been revolutionized in a few short years. The home telephone, connected to a landline, is basically obsolete. We talk about how no one writes letters, and the near-instantaneous transmission…

The Forerunner

Advent 2Rev. Isaac Bradshaw Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85, 2 Peter 3:8–18, Mark 1:1-8 Collect of the Day: Blessed Lord, who caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience and the comfort of your holy Word we may…

His Judgement Cometh and that Right Soon!

Pentecost +24 2020Rev. Isaac BradshawZephaniah 1:7, 12–18, Psalm 90:1-12, 1 Thessalonians 5:1–10, Matthew 25:14-30 If you’ve been alive in the past 30 years or so, you might recognize that phrase from the movie The Shawshank Redemption. It’s a cross-stitch panel, and hangs, framed and prominently, in the office of Warden Norton, the warden of Shawshank Prison, where Andy Dufrense serves his life…

Love One Another

Pentecost +21 2020Rev. Isaac BradshawExodus 22:21-27, Psalm 1, 1 Thessalonians 2:1–8, Mathew 22:34-46 In 2000, I  discovered one of my favorite movies of all time. Maybe you’ve not, shame on you. Fear not, we will be seeking the Lord’s absolution for our sins in a few minutes and you can deal with it then. It’s…