Coming Clean About Ourselves – A Sermon On John 13:1-17, 31-35

Here’s my question. What in you needs to come clean tonight? And what is your fear about that? This is not about whether you will wash someone’s feet or take off your shoes and socks and let your feet be washed. This is about your own sense of worthiness and whether you are enough.  I wonder if the question of worthiness is why more people will come to church on Good Friday than tonight. Maybe it’s why more people glory in the cross than the basin. We’re okay with Jesus dying for our sins but not okay with him washing our feet. I think the same reason lies behind both of those things: we don’t feel worthy.

Holy Week And Easter In The Season Of COVID-19

Whether it is the four seasons of the year or the seven seasons of the liturgical year, each season is a lens through which we see and experience life. Each season offers a unique perspective on life, highlights certain events,…

Let’s Never Stop Loving – A Maundy Thursday Sermon On John 13:1-7, 31-35

Maundy Thursday - John 13:1-17, 31-35 The last couple of days I’ve been thinking of previous Maundy Thursdays and previous foot washings. There are no feet to wash tonight but I think there’s something to be learned from that.  …

This Is Our Night – A Sermon On John 13:1-17, 31-35 For Maundy Thursday

Maundy Thursday - John 13:1-17, 31-35 “You will never wash my feet,” Peter says to Jesus. What’s that about? What’s going on with Peter?  I don’t know but I have a guess. I think it’s about more than having his…

The Table and Remembrance – A Sermon for Maundy Thursday

Think about a time when you gathered around the table in remembrance. Where was the table? Who was there? Who wasn't there? What was the conversation about? What was your remembrance as you gathered around that table?

Taking our Share with Jesus – A Sermon for Maundy Thursday on John 13:1-17, 31-35

I’ve now been here at St. Philip’s long enough that you probably know one of the things I emphasize in my teaching, preaching, and our life together is the movement from thinking to experience, the practice of living out of…

A New Position and Role as Lover, John 13:1-17, 31-35

It’s not hard to imagine that after the supper fiasco in Bethany - Mary anointing Jesus’ feet, Judas’ outburst, and Jesus talking about his death - the disciples might have been looking forward to a quiet evening, just a regular…

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