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We Worship and We Doubt – A Trinity Sunday Sermon on Matthew 28:16-20

Trinity Sunday, Year A: Matthew 28:16-20 “They worshipped him; but some doubted” (Matthew 28:17). That’s not a bad place to begin a sermon on Trinity Sunday. That little phrase from today’s gospel (Matthew 28:16-20) seems to me an authentic and accurate description of what often happens when we approach this God whom the Church tells us is one God in Three Persons. Worship and doubt … Continue reading We Worship and We Doubt – A Trinity Sunday Sermon on Matthew 28:16-20

Sermon, John 16:12-15, Holy Trinity, Andrei Rublev

Bearing the Unbearable – A Sermon on John 16:12-15 for the Feast of the Holy Trinity

John 16:12-15, Feast of the Holy Trinity “Jesus said to the disciples, ‘I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now’” (John 16:12). When I hear Jesus talking about the unbearable things of life I want to run away. But I can’t. It’s too late. There’s no where to go. As painful as it is to remember and as … Continue reading Bearing the Unbearable – A Sermon on John 16:12-15 for the Feast of the Holy Trinity

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Stop Thinking About God – A Sermon for the Feast of the Holy Trinity

What I am about to tell you may sound a bit strange. It might even sound as if I am being unfaithful and inappropriate, especially today, the Feast of the Holy Trinity. I think it’s important, however, even necessary. Ready? Stop thinking about God. You probably didn’t come here today expecting to be told to stop thinking about God so let me explain what I … Continue reading Stop Thinking About God – A Sermon for the Feast of the Holy Trinity

The Choreography of Love – A Sermon for the Feast of the Holy Trinity, Matthew 28:16-20

The collect and readings for the Feast of the Holy Trinity may be found here. The appointed gospel is Matthew 28:16-20. The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. … Continue reading The Choreography of Love – A Sermon for the Feast of the Holy Trinity, Matthew 28:16-20

The Holy Trinity – A Strange and Paradoxical Diversity-in-Unity and Unity-in-Diversity

Almighty and everlasting God, you have given to us your servants grace, by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of your divine Majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith and worship, and bring us at last to see you in your one and eternal glory, O Father; who with … Continue reading The Holy Trinity – A Strange and Paradoxical Diversity-in-Unity and Unity-in-Diversity

Life, Love, and Dancing – A Sermon for the Feast of the Holy Trinity, John 16:12-15

The collect and readings for today, the Feast of the Holy Trinity, may be found here. The appointed gospel is John 16:12-15. Jesus said to his disciples, “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but … Continue reading Life, Love, and Dancing – A Sermon for the Feast of the Holy Trinity, John 16:12-15