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Easter 3 2018: Fr. Michael Cawthon

The Collect speaks of a:  “fellowship of (yes, within) Christ’s Religion” And the epistle reading refers to:  “servants of God” And in this morning’s Gospel, Jesus speaks of a time that: “I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice….. Christ’s Religion. 2) Servants of God. 3) Till; He will see us again. How does this all work? How did God intend for it to work, what say the Scripture?   This is an important discussion: for today – if we are in “fellowship of Christ’s Religion”, then how can we become something other than given by Christ, “as [...]

By | 2018-04-23T10:33:43+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Second Sun. after Easter 2018

Second Sun. after Easter   St. John 10:11-16    15 April 2018 / Reverend Dr. Dennis Washburn Introduction-a popular name for Second Sunday after Easter is Good Shepherd Sunday. The readings contain theme. Two parts of shepherd theme in Old Testament. A) the LORD God of Israel as a shepherd and His covenant people as sheep. B)  some Old Testament passages also call human leaders of Israel shepherds., especially King David, the greatest human ruler of ancient Israel. Because of King David, the title “shepherd” also acquired Messianic overtones. In St. John 10:11, our Lord boldly proclaims, “I am the good shepherd.”  Also [...]

By | 2018-04-18T13:05:34+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

FIRST SUNDAY AFTER EASTER

TEXT: SAINT JOHN 20: 19 – 23 A week ago we celebrated the resurrection. There comes a time, however, when we must live the resurrection. That is not always easy. There are days when we prefer to just stay in bed, pull the covers over our head, and close out the world. Some days it seems easier and safer to lock the doors of our house and avoid the circumstances and people of our lives. Some times we just want to run away, hide, and not deal with the reality of our lives. Every time, however, we shut the doors [...]

By | 2018-04-08T06:26:32+00:00 April 8th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Easter Day 2018

We read in the Epistle this morning “If ye be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on this above, not on things on the earth.” (Colossians 3:1-2) These words inform us of what we should do. The Gospel speaks of what happened when Mary Magdalene went to the sepulcher and the tomb was open. In the simplest form; one could say that the Gospel is of Christs act, but the Epistle (what we are to do) – is our act. On this day there is [...]

By | 2018-04-06T14:23:20+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Sermon Palm Sunday 2018

Palm Sunday 2018 Do not our hearts fill with sorrow when we hear the words: “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” Most would believe, that these words are of desperation, but yet; to those who understand these words from Psalm 22, we know that this psalm ends with a “generation coming forth, declaring his righteousness, unto a people that shall be born, whom the Lord hath made” Ps 22:32. The psalm which begins with pain and agony, ends triumphantly and gloriously, because a generation will serve him. These words go hand in hand with the Passion of [...]

By | 2018-04-06T08:04:54+00:00 March 26th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

A DOCTRINE IS LAID DOWN in the Gospel this morning:

In the name of…. A DOCTRINE IS LAID DOWN in the Gospel this morning: On this day which we refer to as Passion Sunday – But it is in today’s gospel that an earth shattering proclamation is made As we are told of the doctrine of the immortality for believers. And we are told of the required character of the believers for they are the ones who keep the sayings of Jesus, His word, which he has delivered must be kept. And for those who keep it, those who not only have it, but hold onto it, who keep it [...]

By | 2018-04-06T08:04:35+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Sermon Lent IV 2018  Fr. Michael

Lent IV 2018 Fr. Michael “and there / (our lord and Saviour) he sat with his disciples” In the name of the Father…. In the New Testament the word disciple come from the Greek Word mä-thā-tā's (ma ta ta –s), and is used in the sense of one who learns, a pupil, of adherents’, one who continues in their Master's work or word. In John 8:31 we read “… If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciplesindeed;” In Ephesians 2:6 we also read that God “hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly [...]

By | 2018-04-06T08:04:03+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments