Sermons on Luke 14:15-24

Trinity 2 – FoMO

“A man once gave a great banquet and invited many… But they all alike began to make excuses.” This past Tuesday I was at supper with the students before their Uncover John evening and I learned of a new term that they all seemed to know about – FoMO.  Do you what this means?  It is an acronym for “Fear of missing out”. “Fear of missing out or FoMO is “a pervasive apprehension that others might be having…

Trinity 2 – Believe and Love

This Sermon for the Second Sunday after Trinity, written by The Rev. Dr. Robert Crouse, was first preached at St. James’ Church, Halifax, Canada, 15 June 1980. “This is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as he gave us commandment.” 1 St John 3 The message of the Church’s liturgical year is a very simple lesson, and a very direct one; “Believe in Jesus Christ and…

Trinity 2 – A perpetual fear and love of God?

A certain man once gave a great banquet, and invited many… The whole season of Trinity is about seeing and entering into the kingdom of God, something that is now a possibility because of the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ.  Like St Peter’s first sermon on the Day of Pentecost – after it, the people asked, What shall we do?  And he replied, Repent and be baptized and believe in the Son of…

Trinity 2 – The great invitation

A certain man made a great supper, and invited many… This Trinity season which is now before us is really an invitation from the very highest authority, from God himself, to grow more deeply in the spiritual life – to enter more fully into the Kingdom of heaven – to feast at His banquet!  And what is that but to be directly illuminated by God, to know the thoughts of God, to know his will and…