Being Free Of God – A Trinity Sunday Sermon on John 16:12-15

Jesus said, “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.” Maybe there is something unbearable about God. When have you experienced the unbearable in your life? What happened? How did it come about? In what ways are you experiencing the unbearable today?

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…

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…

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?…

God the Unbearable, A Sermon on the Holy Trinity

I do not intend to try and explain the Holy Trinity, one God in three persons. Some might hear that as a strange or even unfaithful beginning for a sermon on this day, the Feast of the Holy Trinity. Others,…

A Sermon for Trinity Sunday – Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17

The collect and readings for the First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday, may be found here. The following sermon is based on Romans 8:12-17 and John 3:1-17. When my younger son, Randy, was about four years old he would wake…

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,…

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…

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