The Advocate – A Sermon On John 14:15-21

That we need an Advocate to change God’s mind about us just doesn’t fit a God “who so loved the world.” It’s contrary to Jesus saying that he came not to condemn the world but to save, heal, and transform it (John 3:17). “I came,” he says, “that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (John 10:9).

What if the Advocate’s role is not to change God’s mind but to change our minds about ourselves and each other? Continue reading The Advocate – A Sermon On John 14:15-21

“I will not leave you orphaned.” – A Sermon on John 14:15-21, Easter 6A

The collect and readings for the Sixth Sunday after Easter may be found here. The appointed gospel is John 14:15-21. If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows … Continue reading “I will not leave you orphaned.” – A Sermon on John 14:15-21, Easter 6A