Sermons by The Rev. Polly H. Robb

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“God sees the good in the world just as starkly as we see the bad.” by The Rev. Polly Robb

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“God sees the good…God transforms the bad.” sermon recorded after live stream had technical difficulties. Text is below.  There’s a theme in the readings today.  A refrain that arises from the Israelites roaming in the desert and repeats itself in the Judean countryside where Jesus is traveling.  We’re familiar with this theme, you and I, […]

“A story that should eat at us.” by The Rev. Polly Robb

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Good morning! It’s great to see you all here in church, and to be able to live stream to all of you St. Luke’s friends at home as well. My homiletics professor might chastise me for starting a sermon with an informal greeting, rather than jumping straight into the text, but this gospel is about […]

“Things go BOOM!” by The Rev. Polly H. Robb

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In my first year of seminary I had a NT professor whose personality was as big as life. His goal in teaching the NT was to get us students up to speed on what the people who wrote the books about Jesus of Nazareth were talking about. But he didn’t want us to just know […]

“Challenging Jesus,” by The Rev. Polly Robb

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Sermon text is below, or a video of it can be found at the 8th minute on the YouTube recording here: “Challenging Jesus”   Matthew 15:21-28 “Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” When you hear this gospel story of the Canaanite woman—I wonder what words you hear? Is […]

“Why did you doubt?” by The Rev. Polly Robb

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Proper 14 Year August 9, 2020 Romans 10:5-15 and Matthew 14:22-33 The sermon begins at the 10th minute, or you can read the sermon below.  Proper 14 Year August 9, 2020 Romans 10:5-15 and Matthew 14:22-33 When the newly elected bishop of the Central Gulf Coast introduced himself to the diocese a few years ago, […]

“Evil does not come from God,” by The Rev. Polly Robb

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Proper 11 Year A, July 19th, 2020 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43  When our son Hudson was heading off to college a few years ago a good friend of ours came to congratulate him by saying, “you’ve graduated, well done! Now you’ll discover, how little you know.” It may seem like our friend was offering Hudson an […]

“Take that hill,” by The Rev. Polly Robb

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June 21st  Third Sunday after Pentecost  Matthew 10:24-39 The last words my father said to me before he died were, “Give’m hell, Poll.” I understand that this might strike you as odd—my father was a priest, after all,       and speaking to me in this way, as if I were one of his old marine […]