What is the real miracle here? That a man born blind was given sight, or that a human being raised to think that he was one of the things wrong with this world came to believe — to trust without question — that he was, in fact, beloved by God?
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Sermon: Sunday, April 6, 2014: Fifth Sunday in Lent
Texts: Ezekiel 37:1-14 + Psalm 130 + Romans 8:6-11 + John 11:1-45 I don’t know if you’re fans of Oprah or not, in my house we pretty much are. There’s all sorts of things you can poke fun at, her singsongy way of introducing a guest (“It’s John Tra-vol-ta!), or her exuberance at distributing product … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, April 6, 2014: Fifth Sunday in Lent
Sermon: Sunday, March 30, 2014: Fourth Sunday in Lent
Texts: 1 Samuel 16:1-13 + Psalm 23 + Ephesians 5:8-14 + John 9:1-41 If you were here two weeks ago, you’ll remember that I spent a good bit of time in my sermon talking about the backdrop to the Gospel of John, the fact that it’s believed to have been composed near the end of … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, March 30, 2014: Fourth Sunday in Lent