Sermons

Love, Part II

This week’s scripture lessons are so very rich and full, they stand on their own, almost like the time I added too much cornstarch to a cream chicken recipe, and each spoonful stood up on the plate like a monument to the heavy lifting our stomachs would need to do to digest our meal!

As always, if God in Christ can help us listen and learn, these and all scriptures deeply challenge us, even as they uplift our spirits and encourage our journeys as people of faith, as co-conspirators for building a more peace-inspired, loving and compassionate human race, dedicated to the care of God’s earth and the care of one another.

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Pruned for Love

In this passage from the gospel of John today, Jesus says, “My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.” (John 15:8, NRSV)

“That you bear much fruit and become my disciples.”

Here we find that bearing fruit and becoming Jesus’ disciples are tied together. Those of us who would follow Jesus should also be dedicated to bearing fruit worthy of our Savior.

The passage from 1 John that is linked in the Three Year Common Lectionary Cycle to this passage from the Gospel of John tells us what this “fruit” should look like: Love.

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Easter Dawn

We have come to the Easter Dawn!

Sure, the actual dawn isn’t for another 10 or 12 hours, but that’s a technicality.

We have come to the dawn of our Savior’s resurrection.

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Peace of Christ

This week’s gospel text is one of my favorites because it reminds us of why we share the peace during worship service, and it reminds us why we are sent to build peace in the world.

The Christ, who was crucified on the cross for the sins of our lives and of the world, who died and was raised from the dead; this Christ appears to the disciples in the upper room where they met behind a locked door, as they were fearing for their lives - what if they were next, what if they were crucified as Jesus had been?

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Silence

Silence
And nothing more
Silence
And the end has come
Silence

The end of Jesus’ earthly journey has come. The time of God - walking fully human on earth - has ended.

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