Easter Season Sermons (2009)
Date: May 31, 2009 Liturgical Day: The Day of Pentecost Sermon Title: When the Spirit Moves
Summary: On the Day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit moved through the followers of Jesus in a powerful way -- yet in an intentional way. It was not intended to give them a spiritual thrill, or to confirm their standing as believers. It was to empower them to share the Gospel with those who surrounded them in the streets of Jerusalem that day. And so the Spirit moves to empower our witness as well.
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Date: May 24, 2009 Liturgical Day: The Seventh Sunday of Easter Sermon Title: Unity
Summary: Despite all that divides us in this world (and in the church), it is our faith in Christ, the power of the resurrection, and his continued presence among us that works a unity that is far greater than any of these divisions.
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Date: May 17, 2009 Liturgical Day: The Sixth Sunday of Easter Sermon Title: Adults in the Faith
Summary: As eleven young people at Saint Peter become adult members of the congregation (after completing a 3-year Catechumenate), we consider what it means to be an adult. It has a lot to do with Jesus' command: "Love one another as I have loved you."
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Date: May 10, 2009 Liturgical Day: The Fifth Sunday of Easter Sermon Title: Mothers and Vines -- Two Sources of Life
Summary: Jesus teaches that only when we stay connected to him, can we "bear fruit" as his discples. Our ability to live faithfully, to hold fast to hope and to make a credible witness is based not on our individual strength or ability, but our connection with Christ, who empowers our lives and our faith.
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Date: April 19, 2009 Liturgical Day: The Second Sunday of Easter Sermon Title: The Faith of St. Thomas
Summary: In John 20, we learn of ten disciples who meet the Risen Christ, but aren't significantly affected by that meeting. We also learn of one disciples, Thomas, who meets the Risen Christ, and it makes all the difference in the world to him. What impact does our faith have on our lives?
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Date: April 12, 2009 Liturgical Day: The Resurrection of Our Lord (Easter Sunday) Sermon Title: A Faith for the Future
Summary: The Easter story is not about the past, as much as it is about the future: our future. Jesus has won victory over death, and awaits us in our future -- a future that is filled with hope and joy and peace. May we live, rooted in the richness of his grace. And may we live, empowered by his presence, to be God's faithful people.
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