Afterthoughts

Afterthoughts

Sermons with follow up “afterthoughts” by Fr. Brad.

The Meat in the Middle

Eighth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon starts at 21:35 in the recording Service Booklet This Week’s Readings Gospel: Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 30 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31He said to them, ‘Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.’ For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. 33Now many saw them going…

Access Through Faith

Fifth Sunday After Pentecost Sermon starts at 22:45 in the recording Service Booklet Liturgical Calendar for Readings Gospel: Mark 5:21-43 21 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered round him; and he was by the lake. 22Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he saw him, fell at his feet 23and begged him repeatedly, ‘My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her,…

The Seed Implanted Within

Third Sunday After Pentecost Sermon starts at 18:15 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: Mark 4:26-34 26 He also said, ‘The kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground, 27and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and grow, he does not know how. 28The earth produces of itself, first the stalk, then the head, then the full grain in the head. 29But when the grain is ripe,…

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.…

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;…

Celebrating Too Early

Palm Sunday NOTE: The audio is substandard, with some “echo” we didn’t hear during recording. You may want to forward past some of the sections. Our apologies! Service Booklet All Readings: The Liturgy of the Palms The Liturgy of the Word Gospel: Mark 11:1-11 1When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples 2and said to them, ‘Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you…

True Relationships

Fifth Sunday in Lent Sermon starts at 17:29 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Old Testament: Jeremiah 31:31-34 31 The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 32It will not be like the covenant that I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt—a covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, says the Lord. 33But…

The Flip Side of Grace

The Fourth Sunday in Lent Sermon starts at 14:50 in the recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: John 3:14-21 14And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. 16 ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. 17 ‘Indeed, God did not send the Son…

Obstacles to God

The Third Sunday in Lent Sermon starts at 14:15 in recording Service Booklet All Readings Gospel: John 2:13-22 13 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.14In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money-changers seated at their tables. 15Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. 16He told…