Sermons on John

Sermons on John

. . .in that relationship of Love

This is the sermon the Rev. Dr. Robert Pace preached on Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021, at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. ————- Texts: Acts 2:1-21 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 In the name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. This is quite a day in the life of our church. It’s a great day of celebration. The feast of Pentecost is one of the historic seven principal feasts of the Church.[1] One of the great…

“Sanctify them. . .”

This is the sermon the Rev. Kevin Johnson preached at the diocesan worship service for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 16, 2021. We are grateful to Trinity, Fort Worth, for offering their St. Mary’s Chapel for the diocesan worship service. ——– John 17:6-19 It’s only 10 a.m. on a Sunday morning, your cup of coffee hasn’t quite kicked in, the synapses in your brain, in the words of the magnificent Dolly Parton, are still “yawning, stretching, and tryin’ to…

Abiding

This is the sermon the Rev. Karen Calafat preached at the Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 9, 2021. We are grateful to Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, for offering the use of their beautiful St. Mary’s Chapel for the service. ————– Easter 6B.2021 (Scripture for reference) John 15:1-8 I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 2He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more…

“…your immeasurable love.”

This is the sermon Bishop Scott Mayer preached at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Granbury on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday, April 25, 2021. The service marked the 50th anniversary of the parish. ————– Good Shepherd Granbury 2021        4 Easter – Year B             April 25 I am glad to see you – in person. It has been a strange year, a surreal year, and for many people a devastating year. For most of a…

The Good Shepherd

This is the sermon the Rev. Kevin Johnson, St. Alban’s Theatre Arlington, preached at the online worship service on the Fourth Sunday in Easter, April 25, 2021. —— Easter 4 Yr B 2021 Slipping on my shoes, boiling water, toasting bread, buttering the sky: that should be enough contact with God in one day to make anyone crazy. (Hafiz) My experience with sheep is limited.  I’ve seen them grazing as I pass by in my car.  I have a couple…

Called to be the Body of Christ

This is the sermon the Rev. Linda Taylor preached on the Second Sunday of Easter for the diocesan worship service April 11, 2021. Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 133; I John 1:1-2:2; John 20:19-31 The Rev. Canon Linda S. Taylor In the last days of his life on Earth, Jesus said to his disciples: This is the new commandment I give to you: that you love one another as I have loved you. He asked them to continue his work in the…

“The tomb is empty. Love is released.”

This is the sermon the Rt. Rev. Scott Mayer preached at the diocesan worship service for Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. ——— Easter Day, North Texas     April 4, 2021 Alleluia, Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed, Alleluia! Jesus Christ is risen today, and by his rising to new life, we are raised with him. For, resurrection happens not only to Jesus, but to us as well – and not only to us, but to all of creation. We…

Maundy Thursday Love

This is the sermon the Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles preached at the diocesan worship service for Maundy Thursday, April 1, 2021. ———- Maundy Thursday 2021 John 13:1-17, 31B-35 Today we find ourselves in a similar place as we did last year – observing Maundy Thursday in our separate homes rather than together in our church buildings. We hope that this digital service engages you and feels both holy and sacred, even though we couldn’t quite figure out how to virtually…

“We wish to see Jesus”

This is the sermon the Rev. Karen Calafat preached at the diocesan worship service for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 21, 2021. —————- Lent 5B March 21, 2021 John 12:20-33 Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. Jesus answered…

We don’t walk alone

This is the sermon the Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles preached at the diocesan worship service for the Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 14, 2021. ———- Lent 4B Ephesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-21 There are a handful of topics that I typically avoid in sermons: salvation, eschatology, divine judgement, and the New Testament epistles credited to Paul but not actually written by Paul. It’s not that I avoid difficult passages, I actually love exploring misunderstood texts and finding meaning in them for…

Set our sights on Jesus

This is the sermon the Rev. Karen Calafat preached at the diocesan worship service for the Third Sunday in Lent, March 7, 2021. ———— Lent 3B March 7, 2021 The Rev. Karen A. Calafat John 2:13-22 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of…

What you focus on will grow

This is the sermon the Rev. Karen Calafat preached at the diocesan worship service on the Second Sunday after the Epiphany, January 17, 2021. —– Epiphany 2B.2021 John Lewis, civil rights icon, a contemporary of Martin Luther King, Jr’s and longtime U.S. Congressman, said, “Through nonviolence, courage displaces fear, love transforms hate.  Acceptance dissipates prejudice, hope ends despair. Peace dominates war, faith reconciles doubt. Mutual regard cancels enmity. Justice for all overthrows injustice.  The redemptive community supersedes systems of gross…

The ageless truth of God’s love

This is the sermon the Rev. Canon Linda Taylor preached at the diocesan worship service for the First Sunday after Christmas, December 27, 2020. ————— Christmas 1 – December 27, 2020 Isaiah 61.10-62.3; Psalm 147; Galatians 3.23-25; 4.4-7; John 1.1-18 Homily preached by the Rev. Canon Linda S. Taylor In past years, most of us began our celebration of Christmas on Christmas Eve—frequently beginning with an afternoon children’s pageant. We would have heard a version of the story of Mary…

The truth of who we are

This is the sermon preached by the Rev. Canon Linda Taylor on the Third Sunday of Advent, December 13, 2020. ———— 3 Advent—December 13, 2020 Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; Psalm 126; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28 This is the second week in a row that we’ve heard the story of John the messenger.  Last week, we heard Mark’s gospel naming John as the messenger referred to by the prophet Isaiah—the messenger who will go ahead of the Lord, preparing a…

“Feed the sheep with justice”

This is the sermon Dr. Steven Bishop preached at the ordination of Corrie Cabes to the priesthood, June 29, 2020, at All Saints’ Fort Worth. ——————— Corrie Cabes Ordination Sermon June 29, 2020 Steven Bishop, PhD All Saints Episcopal Church Fort Worth, Texas Hello. I want to thank Corrie for inviting me to preach on this exciting occasion of her ordination to the priesthood. I bring greetings to you, Corrie, and to Bishop Meyer and the Diocese of Fort Worth…

“. . .the rich tapestry of God’s Church”

This is the sermon the Rev . Christopher Jambor preached at the ordination of Maddie Hill to the priesthood, June 29, 2020. Corrie Cabes was ordained that same day. ———————– Ordination, Maddie Hill         June 29, 2020              All Sts/FW                  Fr. Jambor Maddie… Corrie… welcome to the club! You’ve made it.  You’ve arrived.  You did it! Well done! Whoops! I’m sorry.  I confused this with your graduation from seminary…or your graduation from college… or passing the bar…or being certified as a master…
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