Sermons on John

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Follow Me!

Readings: 1 Samuel 3: 1-20 1 Corinthians 6: 12-20 John 1: 43-51 Follow Me! Leave everything that you have and that you are doing, and follow me. I want you to imagine, for just a minute, that instead of Philip & Nathanael, that Jesus had called you that day in Galilee. What would you be…

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Who are you?

Readings: John 1: 6-8; 19-28 6 God sent a man, John the Baptist, 7 to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. 8 John himself was not the light; he was simply a witness to tell about the light. 19 This was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders sent priests and Temple assistants from Jerusalem to…

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The Good Shepherd

Welcome to the Good Shepherd Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Easter (or the third Sunday after Easter if you prefer), where every year we remind ourselves of a special relationship that we have with our Creator.  Each year, we read on Good Shepherd Sunday two particular readings: Psalm 23:  The Lord is my Shepherd John…

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Dry Bones

Readings: Ezekiel 37: 1-14 – The Valley of Bones John 11: 1-45 – Lazarus So, this morning we’ve heard the reading from Ezekiel: the Valley of Bones, and we’ve also heard the story of the raising of Lazarus.  Given that they were long readings, my sermon this morning is going to be adequately short, because I know…

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Raising the Dead

Lectionary: Luke 7: 11-17 1 Kings 17: 8-24 I’d like to introduce you all this morning to a special artifact from our home that is of vital importance for dressing up as a fairy princess: the magic wand. A couple of weeks ago, I helped little Miss Two dress up in a pretty dress, and…

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If you really loved me…

Lectionary: Acts 16:9-15 Psalm 67 Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 John 14:23-29 or John 5:1-9 If you really loved me… Recently I was listening to a presentation by Jim Rohn, where he was talking about measuring our personal progress – about how each of us, no matter how young or old, should be growing and progressing. We…

The very emotional prayer of Jesus

Reading of John 17: 6-19 (Right after the reading) We are not sure whether Jesus actually uttered these words. But whether authored by Jesus or by any of his disciples, these words are truly inspiring. They are like a prayer in a moment when you know you will die, sort of your last words on…

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Sunlight and Street Lamps

Sunlight is said to be the best bleach and streetlamps the most effective police officers… Lectionary Readings: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Luke 1:46b-55 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-24 John 1:6-8; 19-28 Growing up here in Panama, I went to Boarding School in Chame. As a child, after playing games or skating on the basketball court, we’d head…

Jesus Couldn’t Sell Soap

JESUS COULDN’T SELL SOAP Sue Robbins The story of Jesus is intriguing to me on so many levels. But one of the things I find MOST interesting is how he did and said absolutely everything NOT to be famous, NOT to start a religion, NOT to be one of the central figures of humankind. Ask…