Breathe, You Have Been Pentecosted – A Sermon on John 20:19-23 for the Feast of Pentecost

The readings and collect for the Feast of Pentecost may be found here. The appointed gospel is John 20:19-23. When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said … Continue reading Breathe, You Have Been Pentecosted – A Sermon on John 20:19-23 for the Feast of Pentecost

The Feast of the Ascension – Filling All Things

Today, forty days after Easter, is the Feast of the Ascension. As they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight. While he was going and they were gazing up toward heaven, suddenly two men in white robes stood by them. They said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking up toward heaven?”      (Acts 1:9-11). On April … Continue reading The Feast of the Ascension – Filling All Things

“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

Unlocking Doors – A Sermon on John 20:19-31, Easter 2

The collect and readings for the Second Sunday of Easter may be found here. The appointed gospel is John 20:19-31. When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he … Continue reading Unlocking Doors – A Sermon on John 20:19-31, Easter 2

Run For Your Life, You Will See Him – An Easter Sermon on Matthew 28:1-10

The collect and readings for Easter may be found here. The appointed gospel is Matthew 28:1-10. After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. … Continue reading Run For Your Life, You Will See Him – An Easter Sermon on Matthew 28:1-10

A Sermon for Holy Saturday, Matthew 27:57-66

The collect and readings for Holy Saturday may be found here. The appointed gospel is Matthew 27:57-66. When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who was also a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus; then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. So Joseph took the body and wrapped it … Continue reading A Sermon for Holy Saturday, Matthew 27:57-66

A Sermon for Good Friday, John 18:1-19:42

The collect and readings for Good Friday may be found here. The appointed gospel is John 18:1-19:42. What do you see when you look at the cross? The sin of the world? Suffering, pain, loss? Sorrow, separation, death? To some degree all that is present in the crucifixion. No doubt, all of those things are the sword that pierced Mary’s soul as she stood and … Continue reading A Sermon for Good Friday, John 18:1-19:42

A Sermon for Maundy Thursday, John 13:1-17, 31-35

The collect and readings for Maundy Thursday may be found here. The appointed gospel is John 13:1-17, 31-35, Jesus washing the disciples’ feet. Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. The devil had … Continue reading A Sermon for Maundy Thursday, John 13:1-17, 31-35

A Sermon for Tuesday in Holy Week, John 12:20-33

The collect and readings for Tuesday in Holy Week may be found here. The appointed gospel is John 12:20-33. Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told … Continue reading A Sermon for Tuesday in Holy Week, John 12:20-33

A Sermon for Monday in Holy Week, John 12:1-11

The collect and readings for Monday in Holy Week May be found here. The appointed gospel is John 12:1-11. Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. Mary took a pound of costly … Continue reading A Sermon for Monday in Holy Week, John 12:1-11