Sermons on John

Sermons on John

What’s next?

Lectionary: Acts 9:1-6, Psalm 30, Revelation 5:11-14, John 21:1-19 Let us pray: Bless us this morning, O God: our ears to hear Your word, out hearts to accept and understand it, and our bodies to go out and live it. In Your holy name we pray, Amen. What’s next? I was fast approaching my last year of college; I was starting to seriously ask, “Now what?”…

Doubt and Faith

Lectionary: Acts 5:27-32, Psalm 118:14-29, Revelation 1:4-8, John 20:19-31 Let us pray: Enter into us through these words, O God. Speak to us this morning, to all of us gathered in this place. Bless our hearts to hear your words, and our lives to live them out. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock…

A New Commandment

Lectionary: Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31-35 Let us pray: Bless this space, O God. Bless this meal you have invited us to; bless your words and mine. Speak to us as we enter these three days before Easter, as we remember again Your life and death. In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit we pray, Amen. A…

Tears and Mourning

Lectionary: Isaiah 25:6-9, Psalm 24, Revelations 21:1-6a, John 11:32-44 Let us pray: Lord Jesus Christ, come to us this morning. Fill us with your truth; speak to us, that we might go and love others. May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. Amen. Tears and Mourning It’s been a…

Ever Reforming (Oct. 28)

Lectionary: Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalm 46, Romans 3:19-28, John 8:31-36 Ever Reforming I went to a really, really hippie college. There were people living in the forested part of the college’s property; sometimes I’d find their tents tucked away into odd places when I went for walks. Recycling and protests and petitions were all the rage. People complained about…

Overflowing

Lectionary texts: 2 Kings 4:42-44, Psalm 145:10-18, Ephesians 3:14-21, John 6:1-21 Let us pray: O God, as we approach your Word again, remind us that you are the source of your miracles: that we do not have to create them ourselves, that we do not have to be perfect to approach you, and that through them you offer us your grace. And so I pray that you would offer us your…

He Died (Good Friday 2018)

Readings: Isaiah 52:13-53:12, John 18:1-19:42 Let us pray: O God, as we are gathered here together tonight, we pray that you would open our eyes so that we may see the wonder of your love. Open our ears, so that we can understand your word and your truth. Permeate us, Holy Spirit, so that day after day we may know your will and see your light. In Christ’s name we pray,…

Sisters (Mar. 11)

Readings: 2 Samuel 13:1-20, Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22, Galatians 3:26-29, and John 8:3-11 Let us pray: Lord, we pray that you would open our hearts to your Word. We pray that we would receive your words and that you would bless our understanding. And may the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. In…