Sermons on Acts

Sermons on Acts

The Breath of Life

Day of Pentacost Sermon starts at 26:50 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Afterthoughts Gospel: John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 26 ‘When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will testify on my behalf. 27You also are to testify because you have been with me from the beginning. 4But I have said these things to you so that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you about them.…

Drinking From the Water

Seventh Sunday of Easter Sermon starts at 15:56 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Psalm: Psalm 1 1 Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, *       nor lingered in the way of sinners,       nor sat in the seats of the scornful!2 Their delight is in the law of the Lord, *       and they meditate on his law day and night.3 They are like trees planted by streams of water,   bearing fruit in due…

Us Versus Them

Sixth Sunday of Easter Sermon starts at 10:35 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: John 15:9-17 9As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. 10If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete. 12 ‘This is my commandment,…

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Due to technical difficulties, there is no sermon recording this week Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: John 15:1-8 ‘I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine-grower. 2He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. 3You have already been cleansed by the word that I have spoken to you. 4Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides…

A Good Shepherd

Fourth Sunday of Easter Sermon begins at 14:15 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Psalm: Psalm 23 1 The Lord is my shepherd; *       I shall not be in want.2 He makes me lie down in green pastures *       and leads me beside still waters.3 He revives my soul *       and guides me along right pathways for his Name’s sake.4 Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,   I shall fear no evil; *       for…

Too Good to Be True

Third Sunday of Easter Sermon starts at 12:51 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: Luke 24:36b-48 36 While they were talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’  37They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. 38He said to them, ‘Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39Look at my hands and my feet; see that it is I myself. Touch me and see;…

When God Comes to Us

Second Sunday in Easter Sermon starts at 13:10 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: John 20:19-31 19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’  20After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the…

Getting Through the Fear and Trauma

Easter Sunday Sermon starts at 25:40 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: (Mark 16:1-8) When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother ofJames, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint Jesus.And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, theywent to the tomb. They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll awaythe stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” When they…

The Better Baptism

First Sunday After Epiphany Sermon starts at 15:22 in the recording All Readings Service Booklet Gospel: Mark 1:4-11 4John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.6Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts…
Pentecost

The Holy Spirit

Day of Pentecost Guest sermon by the Very Rev. Canon Mary E. Hauck All Readings The Very Rev. Canon Mary E. Hauck’s Creed How can we be empowered by the Holy Spirit to do likewise? How can we actualize our Pentecost?  One way to start might be to appropriate the church’s secondhand statements of faith and make them firsthand proclamations. Here’s a personal Creed I have long used in my own devotions.  I do not remember the source… just that…
Spiritually Weird

Spiritually Weird

The Seventh Sunday of Easter All Readings 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11 12 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice in so far as you are sharing Christ’s sufferings, so that you may also be glad and shout for joy when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are reviled for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of…

An Unknown God

The Sixth Sunday of Easter This sermon is from Fr. Matt Warren of Christ the King Episcopal Church in Quincy All Readings Acts 17:22-31 22 Then Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, ‘Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way. 23 For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship, I found among them an altar with the inscription, “To an unknown god.” What therefore you worship as unknown,…