We tend to think of Jesus as something like Superman. He’s stronger than us, more powerful than us, and comes from a different place to be our Savior. He looks like us, talks like us, and even acts like us, but he’s more than us. But Jesus isn’t Superman.
“There is only one path that leads to Easter. It’s the way of the cross; it’s the way down the mountain; it’s the way out to a broken and hurting world.
“The way of life is the way of death. The way of the Lord is the way of the cross. The way up is the way down.”
“Without Jesus, we can do nothing. With Jesus, we can do more than we ever dreamed.”
“The glory of the Lord has been revealed in this child whose birth we celebrated at Christmas and whose parents bring him to the Temple this morning. And with him comes the kingdom of God.”
“We are, as a community, placed in a particular place at a particular time. It is our mission as a church to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God to every home in this area. “
“In his new Temple, Jesus Christ, God has swallowed up death forever, and he has begun the celebration of our salvation, and if that isn’t a reason to get together, and if that isn’t a reason to come together as a community and have a party, then I don’t know what is.”
“Be the blessing that God had promised to the world. Be the ones who help lead others to Jesus so that they too may bring the best of who they are and what they do and lay it as his feet.”
“We don’t have to search for him. We don’t have to wonder where he’s been. We only have to gather, share a meal, and he will be made known to us in the breaking of the bread.”
“For his story is our story, and our story is his story. We are forever inseparably intertwined.”
A Sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 23, 2018 St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, Largo, FL The Very Reverend J. Michael Strachan Luke 1:39-55 You may have noticed that something is missing in the story of Advent and Christmas as it’s told by the lectionary that the Church gives to us. We began a new church year with Advent, and with the new year starts a new year in the lectionary. This is year C, that’s the year we…
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