In today’s gospel Jesus is praying. He’s not talking to the disciples and he’s not talking to us. He’s not teaching and he’s not giving instructions. He’s praying, and we’re listening in. And what a prayer it is.
What do you hear in his prayer? I’m not just asking about what he prays for. I’m asking about what’s behind his prayer. What’s going on in him? What’s his prayer really about? Continue reading Working Out Our Life – A Sermon On John 17:6-19
John 17:20-26 What do you see when at the end of the day you look in a mirror? What does your life look like when you compare what you value with what you’ve done? Have you ever gone to bed at night seeing the difference between who you are and who you want to be? I’ll tell you what I see when I look in … Continue reading Holding the Opposites in Tension – A Sermon on John 17:20-26
Be good. Take care of yourself. Have fun. Mind you manners. Work hard. Make good decisions. Learn a lot. Be careful. Call if you need something. Remember, I love you. Those are the kind of things we say when we are leaving, departing. We give our last minute instructions for what the other should do after we have left. When I was growing up I … Continue reading Unity is a God-Entrusted Life, A Sermon on John 17:20-26
The collect and readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter may be found here. The following sermon is based on John 17:6-19. “Protect them from the evil one,” Jesus prays. We live in a dangerous world. I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. We read about the dangers of this world every day. We see the pictures on the internet and the daily … Continue reading A Lived Amen – A Sermon on John 17:6-19; Easter 7B
The collect and readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter may be found here. The appointed gospel is John 17:20-26. I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, … Continue reading “That They May All Be One” – A Sermon For Easter 7C, John 17:20-26