Sermons tagged with ‘Love’

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New Love For a Change

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New Love For a Change

It is in this moment, in the revealing of betrayal, which Jesus tells them to love. To love each other. This is how GOD loves: that GOD is willing to change the script and the very definition of love. A GOD of new things calls us to a new love Easter 5C |  John 13:31-35 The […]

Jesus’s Love Revolution

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Love Revolution

Superman isn’t swooping in. The heavens aren’t opening and the army of angels are not going to ride in here in front of you and slaughter all of our enemies. The Triumphal Entry and the incarnating of GOD’s dream Palm Sunday C |  Luke 19:28-40 The full text may be downloaded above. For the audio, […]

A Father’s Love

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Lent 4C - A Father’s Love

Who could blame him if he didn’t want to go to that party? I wouldn’t. I bet you wouldn’t either. He’s rightfully mad. All these years – nothing – gone to waste. The Lost Sons and our fear of intimacy Lent 4C | Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 The full text may be downloaded above. For the […]

Not-So Secret Faith

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Not-So Secret Faith

How can we talk about always telling the truth and being honest, if we are also keeping secrets and refusing to share with one another? The love (without hypocrisy) Jesus longs for Ash Wednesday |  Matthew 6:1-6,16-21 For the text and audio, visit the Rector’s Page

The Saints Unbound

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All Saints' Day

But I wonder, if we listen close, if we don’t hear words, we’ll hear weeping. Weeping for the loved one lost? Weeping for GOD’s own? Weeping for our pain and suffering and confusion? Weeping because we haven’t listened.  Mary, Martha, Lazarus and the Light of the World All Saints’ Day B  |  John 11:32-44 

Possessing the Kingdom

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Proper 22B

How our focus on law and politics misses the real revelation Proper 22B  /  Mark 10:2-16 He’s not mincing words. The Kingdom belongs to them. Not the disciples. Not the Pharisees. Not the Romans. The children. We need to hear these words.

The Hard Message of a Simple Love

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To Love As Jesus Says and Does/Easter 6B/John 15:9−17 “I worry about our own love of violence and punishment. What we in our predominantly white community think when we see another young black man getting beaten up. It feels like this one young man was our scapegoat, the one we could all heap our punishment […]

Living in the Midst of Death

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Jesus’s Vine Image and the Challenge of Abiding in Him/Easter 5B/John 15:1−8 The abiding in Jesus, the being with and loving him, swimming in the Spirit: this is the work. It is how the plant remains healthy. It is what the vine grower looks for. It is the sign, the assurance that fruit will be […]

First, Love

How Jesus’s subversive call to love continues to challenge us. 20 Pentecost, Proper 25A. Text: Matthew 22:34-36 Photo Credit: magdalena roeseler via Compfight cc