Sermons tagged with ‘Love’

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The Hard Message of a Simple Love


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


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