Sermons on John

Sermons on John

The Gospel of John

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Inspired By Tabitha: Easter 4

Fourth Sunday of Easter: May 12, 2019 Year C, Acts 9:36-43;  Psalm 23; Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30 At the time of this posting, there was no recording of this sermon. The text is below. Most of you have met my dog, Pal. Many of you haven’t met the one I sometimes lovingly call “crazy cat”. She and Pal don’t get along too well and as long as Pal is in the house, she tends to dwell in the lower level…
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Good News For Our Lives: Easter 3

Third Sunday of Easter: May 5, 2019 Year C, Acts Acts 9:1-20;  Psalm 30; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19 Click HERE to listen to the sermon. In our Collect for this Third Sunday of Easter, we read, “Open the eyes of our faith that we may behold him in all his redeeming work.” If we could neatly summarize all of God’s salvation into easy sentences, this would be at the top of my list, especially the end phrase “in all his…
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The Lessons Of Thomas: Easter 2

Second Sunday of Easter: April 28, 2019 Year C, Acts 5:27-32;  Psalm 118:14-29; Revelation 1:4-8; John 20:19-31 At the time of this posting, there was no recording of this sermon. The text is below. “I am the Alpha and the Omega”, says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come.” This the Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrected Lord of Easter Day who speaks to the disciples. The Lord who is and who was and who…
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Alleluia, Christ Is Risen! Easter Day

Easter Day: April 21, 2019 Year C, Acts 10:34-43;  Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; John 20:1-18 At the time of this posting, there was no recording of this sermon. The text is below. Alleluia, Christ is Risen! The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia! Today we have heard one of the Easter Morning Resurrection stories from John’s Gospel. It begins with a solitary figure walking through darkness. Mary Magdalene has broken through her fear in order to tend the body…
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Where Is God? Good Friday

Good Friday: April 19, 2019 Year C, Isaiah 52:13-53:12;  Psalm 22; Hebrews 10:16-25; John 18:1-19:42 There was no recording of this sermon. The text is below. In his book Night, Elie Wiesel describes the gruesome execution of a boy in the concentration camp. He talks about other prisoners being forced to watch him hang in prolonged suffering and eventual death on those gallows, about another prisoner asking the question any one of us might ask: Where is God? Indeed. Where is God, in moments like…
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Walk With Jesus In Love: Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday: April 14, 2019 Year C, Liturgy of the Palms: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29;  Luke 19:28-40 Year C, Liturgy of the Word: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Philippians 2:5-11; Psalm 31:9-16; Luke 22:14-23:56 At the time of this posting, there was no recording of this sermon. The text is below. Palm Sunday. I have a friend who tells me nothing more need be said because the Liturgy of the Palms and the Passion say it all. Yet, I think a word does need…
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Reckless Faith: Lent 5

Fifth Sunday in Lent: April 7, 2019 Year C, Isaiah 43:16-21;  Psalm 126; Philippians 3:8-14; John 12:1-8 At the time of this posting, there was no recording of this sermon. The text is below. John tells us a rather intriguing story in today’s story, indeed a bit of a scandalous story in today’s gospel. Jesus has stopped by the home of Lazarus before entering Jerusalem for the last time. The Passover is near. When Jesus arrives there in Bethany, his…
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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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