Sermons from April 2019

Sermons from April 2019

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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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The Mandate To Love: Maundy Thursday

Good Friday: April 18, 2019 Year C, Exodus 12:1-14;  Psalm 116:1, 10-17; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35 There was no recording of this sermon. The text is below. Perhaps the most common question I get about Holy Weeks is about Maundy Thursday, or what’s known in other churches as Holy Thursday. The one thing people often ask is this: what does “Maundy” mean? It’s a good question. Who uses the term “maundy” in their daily life? For those on…
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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…