Sermons tagged with ‘resurrection’

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Sight and Belief

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Sight and Belief

For centuries, Christians have viewed Thomas as a scandal of doubt in the midst of the resurrection, rather than realize he isn’t the subject. Beyond Thomas, doubt, and our simple approaches to faith Easter 2A  | John 20:19-31 When we look at the same picture, do our brains assess the contents of the picture differently? […]

After the Night is Over

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After the Night is Over

In the Easter story, we are given the collision of emotions (fear and joy) which explain the Christian condition. We continue to love through everything. When fear and joy get tangled together in love The Great Vigil of Easter  |  Matthew 28:1-10 “He is not here; for he has been raised.” Usually a person isn’t […]

The Scars of Jesus

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The Scars of Jesus

Jesus comes in peace, not cured, not perfect, not totally destroyed, not undead, zombied, but alive, with the scars to show the kind of death he suffered. He arrives to the disciples, who are scared, confused, alone, and he brings them peace. Thomas and the Challenge of Fear Easter 2C |  John 20:19-31 The full […]

The Story of Easter

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The Story of Easter

That GOD chooses to reveal the truth of Jesus to Mary, shouldn’t surprise anyone actually reading or following along in the big story. Jesus and  the life of faith Easter C |  John 20:1-18 The full text may be downloaded above. For the audio, visit the Rector’s Page.

Do This and Live

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Do This and Live

Of course they remember, they remember it all, this reminder bringing it all back. But still, it couldn’t be true, either way; it doesn’t work like that. Remembering Jesus through the empty tomb Great Vigil C |  Luke 24:1-12 The full text may be downloaded above. For the 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 

We Are Witnesses

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From the Tomb to Our Lives/Easter 3B/Luke 24:36−48 The resurrected Jesus doesn’t stay in the assurance; he doesn’t stay in the place of comfort. He takes them back to the time before, taking them to the memory of when he was alive. Taking them to the time in which he was alive and talking about […]