Monthly Archives: May 2016

Trinity Sunday – "Do You Believe In God?" – 5/22/16

sermon-5-22-16 If I were to ask you this morning if you believe in God, I’m sure that you would all say, ‘yes.’ If there are any atheists in the congregation this morning, I apologize for lumping you in with the … Continue reading

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Pentecost – "The Particular Work of the Holy Spirit" – Acts 2:1-21 – 5/15/16

sermon-5-15-16 Of all of the great holidays on the church’s calendar, the Day of Pentecost may well be the most mysterious of them all: On Christmas, we celebrate the birth of a baby. We know all about that. Happens all … Continue reading

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Easter 7 – " Jesus Prays For The Church" – John 17:20-26 – 5/8/16

sermon-5-8-16 The setting for our gospel reading this morning is, once again, the Upper Room. Just to give you an idea of the significance of what takes place in the Upper Room, we note that John devotes 5 full chapters … Continue reading

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Ascension – "The Ascension of Our Lord" – Luke 24:50-52 – 5/5/16

There is much about this Christian faith that is entirely unreasonable. Christians are asked to believe certain things that are hard to believe. For examples, virgins do not conceive and have babies. Crucified men who have had a spear plunged … Continue reading

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St. Philip and St. James – Apostles – "Show Us The Father" – John 14:8-14 – 5/1/16

sermon-5-1-16 Today, we ‘honor’ two of the apostles of Jesus Christ. Well, maybe ‘honor’ isn’t quite the right word. You ‘honor’ someone for something ‘honorable’ that they have done, like we ‘honor’ those who have served in the military or … Continue reading

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