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Year C

Year C

The Wounds of Christ

“The world needs to see and feel and experience the love of Jesus, and if the church is the body of Christ, and it is, then when the world asks to see the wounds of Christ, the proof of his love, then we must show them our wounds, but we can only do that if we have first been wounded.”

What is Truth?

“Jesus gave up everything for the good of others. Jesus died for others. Jesus loved others so fiercely that he ended up on a Roman cross. And that is truth. The world can’t see it, and often Christians seem to ignore it, but Good Friday is truth.”

Jesus, Not Judas

“Although he is the king of kings and Lord of lords, he comes to you not as a king like Judas or Antiochus or Caesar, but as the sacrifice, the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, the lamb of God who shows the world the things that make for peace. But do you believe him? Do you choose Jesus over Judas?”

Easter is Coming

“You can’t be conformed to the glory, unless you are first conformed to the cross. To say that his story is our story means to take all of history, not just the parts that we like.”

Coming Back Home

“We too like sheep have gone astray, we too sometimes feel lost, we too sometimes wonder if our sin has pushed us too far away from the arms of our loving father, we wonder if we can ever return. And today we hear from Jesus the divine YES! Yes, you can.”

From the Womb to the Grave

“Because Mary dies to self, because she chooses God’s will over her own, the light of heaven that will scatter the darkness of the world begins to grow in her womb as the God of the universe, the maker of heaven and earth, unites himself to humanity forever.”

Overthrown in the Wilderness

“God had freed us from sin, death, and the devil, baptized us into the Messiah, leads us by the Spirit, and feeds with spiritual food and drink not so we can go on living however we please but so that we can be the people that God has called us to be.”

Our Citizenship is in Heaven

“If we must look up to the heavens, let us not look for our home, but let us look for our savior, for he is coming, and while we wait for that glorious day, let us work for his kingdom.”

Jesus is Not Superman

A Sermon for the First Sunday of Lent, March 10, 2019 St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church, Largo, FL The Very Rev. J. Michael Strachan Luke 4:1-13 In comic book cinema, which is all the rage right now, one of the biggest problems in the DC Universe is how powerful Superman is. If you’ve seen the latest Justice League movie, then you know what I’m talking about. The team of superheroes is assembled. There’s Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, and the Flash,…
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