Peace – Prayer – Joy – Love

Sermons on 1 John

Opening a gift

Responding to God’s Gifts

We’ve been talking about Gifts lately.         Christmas Gifts                 Holiday Gifts to Each Other                 Magi Gifts to the Holy Family         Divine Gospel Gifts                 Prophesy Embodied – God in Flesh                 Divine Faithfulness – God’s Generous Legacy         Ministry Partnership Gifts                 Embarking on our Journey Together                 Our New Secretary -…

The Church is: Love

Once every now and then a summer movie actually lives up to the title, “Blockbuster.” The Secret Life of Pets, in my book, is one such movie. The story is about Max, a cute little mutt whose life comes under attack when Duke, an enormous rescue dog, moves into the small Manhattan apartment. As one jealous dog tries to sabotage the other,…

Third Sunday of Easter     “A Great Sinner. A Greater Savior.”

Reading: Acts 3:1-19;  1 John 3:1-7 Before we begin, I need to admit that I struggled with this passage. Usually, I love John’s first letter, it’s always a beautiful reminder of who we are. But typical of John, he also slaps me upside the head…even if in the gentlest of ways, it’s still a slap. My problem began when I wanted to…

Second Sunday of Easter      “Doubt: Virtue or Vice?”

READING:  1 John 1-1-2:2; John 20:19-29 I read a wonderful story about C.S. Lewis in a recent devotional that reminded me how Christianity is a religion with both room and reason, for laughter as well as life. On the Monday following Easter Sunday, the Orthodox Church gathers in their sanctuaries for one purpose. To tell jokes. They do this because they wish to…