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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Hosanna! - SERMON

"God, save us!" That's what "hosanna" means. So, who's included in that "US"? Read the sermon here.

Posted by Becky on April 7, 2019 at 9:00pm

Renewal Works! - SERMON

If we choose to live primarily to indulge our selfish desires, what will the consequences be personally, communally, or globally? We don't have to change a thing to find out. What's the alternative? Renewal in the Spirit. Read the sermon here

Posted by Becky on March 31, 2019 at 4:54pm

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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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Renewal: Works - SERMON

The Tribal Warfare engulfing our planet physically and spiritually must end. If we really want clean hearts and right spirits, if we really believe that the Lord is the God and Father of us all, we have to stop acting as if some people are less valuable than others. We need to put feet on our faith and do ALL the things Jesus taught and Paul advocated, most especially with regard to the members of the human tribes we don't like. See More
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Renewal - SERMON

What's "Renewal" about? It's about God rebuilding our spirits to be strong and steadfast enough to withstand the storms of life - with help from God and each other, of course. One way to cooperate in God's project of rebuilding us is to practice loving as God loves, and fasting as Jesus taught. A great way to do both of those is to tithe our talent and our treasure. Read the sermon…See More
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The Light of Christ - SERMON

Light. The Light of Creation,  the Light of Christ. The great sweep of the Story of God is infused with images of light, and it is a common thread from the First Sunday in Advent all the way through to the Last Sunday after the Epiphany. Today, we have a Service of Light, with readings, reflections, and songs that prepare us for Lent by immersing us in the goodness, hope, and purpose of Creation. The lessons and reflections given by Deacon Cindy Roehl and me are …See More
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Because You Say So, I'll Do It - SERMON

Peter grumbled, but trusted Jesus had a reason for telling him to fish in a lake that hadn't given up one fish all night long. Even faith that grumbles is a good step on our spiritual growth. Read the sermon hereSee More
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Why So Angry? - SERMON

Understanding our own anger may be the biggest step to peace we can take. Read the sermon here.See More
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From ME to WE - SERMON

How is a great church like a great marriage? In both, they do what God does: delight in the other. So simple! But what focus it takes! Read the sermon here.If the movie clip in the document doesn't work, watch it here.See More
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