Keeping the Rules or Keeping the Relationship? A Sermon on Matthew 5:21-37

You have heard it said, “The Old Testament is a book of law and judgment.” You have heard it said, “The New Testament is a book of grace and love.” But I say to you, “Welcome to today’s gospel!” (Matthew…

Candy Wrappers and the Love of Christ – A Sermon on John 15:9-17; Easter 6B

The collect and readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter may be found here. The following sermon is based on John 15:9-17. The summer before my fourth grade year we moved to my mom’s hometown where we would live while…

The Fruitfulness of Staying Connected – A Sermon on John 15:1-8, Easter 5B

The collect and readings for the Fifth Sunday of Easter may be found here. The following sermon is based on John 15:1-8. Some branches produce fruit and are pruned, cared for and nurtured. Some branches do not produce fruit and…

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