Sermons on John

Sermons on John

The Gospel of John

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God’s Grace Among Us: Epiphany 4

Epiphany 4: February 3, 2019 Year C, Epiphany 4:  Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; I Corinthians 13:1-13; John 4:21-30 No audio available for this sermon. “When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with rage. They got up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they might hurl him off the cliff. But he passed through the midst of them and went on…
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How Is God’s Love Manifest In You? Epiphany 3

Epiphany 3: January 27, 2019 Year C, Epiphany 3:  Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10; Psalm 19; I Corinthians 12:12-31a; John 4:14-21 CLICK HERE to listen to this sermon. Today’s gospel from Luke presents us with Jesus’ first act of public ministry. In our gospel text we hear that reports about him have likely been spreading through the population[1], probably the result of his healing miracles and his synagogue teaching. When Jesus comes to the synagogue in his hometown of Nazareth, he…
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The Table Is Always Set For All: Epiphany 2

Epiphany 2: January 20, 2019 Year C, Epiphany 2:  Isaiah 62:1-65; Psalm 36:5-10; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; John 2:1-11 CLICK HERE to listen to this sermon. I find today’s Gospel passage to be very interesting. Like most mothers I know Mary is concerned because the wedding guests are about to run out of food, or in this case, wine. Mary starts out as the real hero, telling Jesus do to something for these folks who are in serious trouble. One ancient legend…
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Christ’s Kingdom Is All Around Us: Christ The King Sunday

Christ The King Sunday,   November 25, 2018 Year B, Last Sunday after Pentecost: 2 Samuel 23:1-7; Psalm 132:1-13 (14-19) ; Revelation 1:4b-8; John 18:33-37 CLICK HERE to listen to this sermon. Someone asked me earlier this week about this Gospel passage. He found it rather ironic that we should have this particular reading from John as the Gospel lesson for today. We’re a week away from Advent, and a month from our celebration of Christmas, and yet here we have…
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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 Home In 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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