Sermons on John

Sermons on John

The Gospel of John

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We Are Not Alone: Pentecost 14

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost,   August 26, 2018 Year B, Proper 16: 1 Kings 8:1, 6, 10-11, 22-30, 41-43; Psalm 84; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6:56-69 CLICK HERE to listen to the recorded sermon.  “This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?” I don’t know about all of you, but I often have this very same reaction. Whether it was about the math I had to do for the appraisal classes and my degree in Finance or whether it was about an abstract…
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God Can Hold Our Pain And Be The Bread Of Life: Pentecost 13

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost,   August 19, 2018 Year B, Proper 15: 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14; Psalm 111; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58 CLICK HERE to listen to the recorded sermon. I hope you’ll indulge me in a story this morning. Once upon a time, there was a wise prince. Following his father’s death, the prince assumed his divinely appointed throne, married a beautiful princess from a neighboring kingdom, and settled down to govern his people to the glory of God. Soon afterward, God appeared…
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Make Your Life An Offering To God: Pentecost 12

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost,   August 12, 2018 Year B, Proper 14: 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33; Psalm 130; Ephesians 4:25-5:2; John 6:35, 41-51 CLICK HERE to listen to the recorded sermon. This past Friday evening, I had the pleasure to cover myself in bug spray and listen to Mary Chapin Carpenter with several of the Beckford Parish ladies out at the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival. Of course, the Music Festival is lovely, but where does it happen? – on the beautiful…
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Unique and inseparable: Trinity Sunday

First Sunday after Pentecost – Trinity Sunday, May 27, 2018 Year B, Trinity Sunday: Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 29; Romans 8:12-17; Psalm 138; John 3:1-17 CLICK HERE to listen to the recorded sermon. The First Sunday after Pentecost is a celebration of the Holy Trinity. It’s Trinity Sunday, the day we celebrate not a specific event in the life of the church, but we celebrate a doctrine, specifically, our understanding of the identity of God. Last week, we heard the good news…
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Live In the way of love: Easter 7

Seventh Sunday In Easter, May 13, 2018 7 Easter, Year B: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; Psalm 1; 1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19 CLICK HERE to listen to the recorded sermon. Sermon text not available.  The sermons are recorded at St. Andrew’s and uploaded by Kemp Miller, for whose ministry we are all grateful. You can listen to this sermon by clicking the link above, but to access the library of audio files for recent sermons, CLICK HERE.     
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Abide: Make your homeiIn me: Easter 6

Sixth SUNDAY of Easter,   May 6, 2018 5 Easter, Year B: Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17 CLICK HERE to listen to the recorded sermon. Sermon text not available.  The sermons are recorded at St. Andrew’s and uploaded by Kemp Miller, for whose ministry we are all grateful. You can listen to this sermon by clicking the link above, but to access the library of audio files for recent sermons, CLICK HERE.     
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We must lift up God’s love: Easter 5

Fifth Sunday In Easter,   April 29, 2018 5 Easter, Year B: Acts 8:26-40, Psalm 22:24-30, 1 John 4:7-21, John 15:1-8 NOTE: No recording for this sermon. The text is below: Fifty-one years ago, the British Broadcasting System, also known as the BBC, commissioned the Beatles to write a song for the United Kingdom’s contribution to a T.V. show, called “Our World”, which was the first live global television link. The Beatles were asked to write and perform a song that…
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Christ is the Good Shepherd: Easter 4

Fourth Sunday In Easter,   April 22, 2018 4 Easter, Year B: Acts 4:5-12, Psalm 23, 1 John 3:16-24, John 10:11-18 CLICK HERE to listen to the recorded sermon. No text for this sermon The sermons are recorded at St. Andrew’s and uploaded by Kemp Miller, for whose ministry we are all grateful. You can listen to this sermon by clicking the link above, but to access the library of audio files for recent sermons, CLICK HERE.     
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We commemorate His perfect love: Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday,   March 29, 2018 Maundy Thursday, Year B:  Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14; Psalm 116:1, 10-17; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35 CLICK HERE to listen to the recording. In the name of God, who has given us a new commandment. John throws us a curve ball so to speak. In this gospel account, John places this meal, this last supper, as happening before the Passover. This is unlike the other three gospel writers, Matthew, Mark, and Luke who all describe this…
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Jesus came for everyone: Lent 5

Fifth SUNDAY in lent,   March 18, 2018 5 Easter, Year B: Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-13; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33 CLICK HERE to listen to recorded sermon. This is Jesus’ final public speech.  To all who were present, the Greeks, his disciples and the crowd, Jesus explained why he must die and what would happen after his glorification. It is Passover; Jerusalem is full of people who had gathered to celebrate the festival. Among those were Greeks who were probably “God-Fearers”.  Those were…
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God’s Love…God’s Way: Lent 4

Fourth SUNDAY In Lent,   March 11, 2018 Numbers 21:4-9, Psalm 107: 1-3, 17-22, Ephesians 2:1-10, John 3:14-21 CLICK HERE to listen to recorded sermon. As we journey though Lent, it’s important to remember that the significance of God in our lives, the significance of Jesus Christ, is God’s overwhelming love for us and God’s overwhelming mercy. Often in church we can get wrapped up in the minutiae and it’s easy to forget that salvation is and has been God’s message…
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How are we called to do God’s business? Lent 3

Third SUNDAY Of Lent,   March 4, 2018 Exodus 20:1-17, Psalm 19, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, John 2:13-22 CLICK HERE to listen to recorded sermon. I suspect you might all agree with me that this is one of the most striking passages in the Gospels. It shows Jesus on the verge of violence as he drives the money changers out of the temple. It is a blow struck at the heart of his religious tradition. It is a powerful memory when you consider…
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