Karpos Kalos

Wisdom from above is . . . full of mercy and good fruits

I'm on an adventure with a congregation that has been around for over 125 years. Venerable old vines are producing fresh new fruit.

About Becky Robbins-Penniman

I am an Episcopal priest serving The Church of the Good Shepherd in the quaint seaside town of Dunedin, FL.

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If you want to read the most recent sermon manuscript, check the blog immediately below this box. If you want to watch and listen to it online, check out the church web page for links to the live stream and audio files.  www.COGSDunedin.com

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Pause. Notice. Wonder. - SERMON

Most people groan when a red light interrupts our Very Important Business. What if, this Advent, they became a time to let God break into our lives for just a moment? Read the sermon here. 

Posted by Becky on December 9, 2018 at 12:30pm

Sitting in Darkness - SERMON

The First Sunday of Advent is about Hope - Hope that there is hope to be liberated from life's chaos. Today, I tell about my journey from sitting in darkness to finding the great light of hope that comes only from God. Read the sermon here.

Posted by Becky on December 2, 2018 at 11:00am

The Church of the Good Shepherd

WHAT DOES "KARPOS KALOS" MEAN?

"Karpos kalos" literally means, in Greek, "fruit good". The inspiration for using it is James 3:17, which says "But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy." More . . .

 
 
 

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Labor Pains - SERMON

Baptism into the death and life of Jesus is a rebirth. With this birth, we can expect labor pains. Read the sermon here.See More
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Making the Best of the Worst-SERMON

Time and again in scripture, heroes of the faith are not people rolling in clover, but people who are making the best out of an impossibly terrible situation. It's an attitude more Christians could stand to adopt in our walk of discipleship. Read the sermon here.See More
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Going Out and Coming In - SERMON

Some people light up a room by coming into it, some people light it up by going out of it.All are under the watchful, caring eye of God. A Church where Jesus is Lord is to be a place where everyone - even the ones we might find difficult to like or accept - is noticed, everyone is cared for, everyone thrives in God's love. Read the sermon…See More
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Be Encouraged! Get Up! He is Calling YOU - SERMON

Are we going to resign ourselves to always using the ancient system of handling our problems through violence? No follower of Jesus should settle for that. We need to beg God for mercy and ask God to give us the courage necessary to change ourselves, our nations and our world to be people who actively, ardently, wage peace. Read the sermon…See More
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I Call SHOTGUN! - SERMON

Who gets to call the shots? Who gets the best seat? For disciples of Jesus of Nazareth, the answer is probably not "you do." Read the sermon here.See More
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