Sermons from June 2022

Sermons from June 2022

25 June 2022

In Dostoyevsky’s great novel, ‘The Brother’s Karamazov’, there is a holy man named Father Zosima. He is a renowned Elder of the local monastery, and such is this man’s spiritual wisdom, that pilgrims will travel from great distances to ask his advice and seek his counsel. One such pilgrim who appears early in the novel is a wealthy woman who says that she is suffering a great crisis of faith and is at a loss for how to overcome it.…

19 June 2022

This morning we begin a six-week study, based on the book ‘A Meal with Jesus:Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission around the Table’, by Tim Chester.

12 June 2022

God, may my words be loving and true; and may those who listen discern what is not. Amen. Today is Trinity Sunday. The Trinity is one of the central doctrines, or teachings, of the Christian tradition. Often poorly understood, it seems as though we are told there are two essential things to know about the Trinity: First, you must believe it. Second, you cannot even pretend to understand it. This second point often gives rise to the suspicion that the…

5 June 2022

Text:               Acts 2:1-21 Introduction Today the Church worldwide celebrates Pentecost Sunday. Someone shout: “SO WHAT.” And some people might ask, “IS THIS A TRUE STORY?” And my answer is: This story is undeniably true!  Now for some that answer might not be enough and they’d want to know, “DID THIS ACTUALLY HAPPEN?”  Well, if you want me to be honest, I’d like to think so. But I doubt that it actually happened.  But whether it actually happened or not, most of…