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Living a Resurrection Life

Gate Pa –  7 th Sunday in Easter- Year C - 2019 Readings: Psalm                  Psalm 97 First Reading:     Acts 1:1-11 Second Reading: Rev 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-22   Gospel:               John 17:20-26   What I want to say: to ask for what a resurrection life might look like, and finish with story of carol and butterfly effect from “How to be a Bad Christian: ... And a better human being” by Dave Tomlinson What I want to happen: People to consciously live resurrection lives This sermon can be listened to here   The Sermon   1.       Introduction: Alleluia, Christ is risen – He is risen indeed, alleluia. for last 6 weeks we have been in season of Easter week of weeks great 50 days sits at center of our church year ends with Pentecost next Sunday during this 7 weeks gospel readings reminded us of stories of Easter stories of resurrection crucified messiah raised from death to become the fully human messiah -           in way that you a

Living a Resurrection Life

This Sunday is both the Sunday after Ascension and the last Sunday of Easter. This great 50 days where we immerse ourselves in reminding ourselves again about living the resurrection is about to end. As I have said before, the Incarnation of Jesus – The Word of God made one of us, and the death and resurrection of Jesus, have from the beginning been understood as God’s eternal commitment to this world and all who live in it; that all that seeks to corrupt and bring death is broken and rendered powerless. When the resurrected and fully human Christ ascends into the Godhead, we know that this promise is a promise that can be relied on – that God is working to bring life, peace, justice to all people through the way of Jesus – a way marked by generosity, mercy, hope. This world is saved through the faithfulness of God in Jesus. And we as the people of God are a big part of how that promise is being fulfilled.   We are invited to live resurrection lives, not sometime in the futu

Living The Word

This sermon can be listened to here Gate Pa –  6 th Sunday in Easter- Year C - 2019 Readings: Psalm -                        Psalm 67 First Reading -            Acts 16:9-15   Second Reading -       Rev 21:10, 22-22:5 Gospel -                   John 14:23-29 What I want to say: I want to explore what is Jesus word – to ask how we hear this word, what it says to us and how we keep it. For me this word is loving unity, where the Holy Spirit works to join us to each other and indwelling God in mutual love. This word invites us into the deep love between God the Father and Jesus out of which Jesus lives and continues to teach through the Holy Spirit   What I want to happen: live lives of peace   The Sermon      1.      Introduction: Jesus answered him, “Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.” (John 14: 23) wow passage part of Jesus last speech -          really imp