Sermons on Luke 7:11-17

Trinity 16 – The Resurrection Life

That you might be filled with all the fullness of God! [Eph 3:19] In Trinity season we are moving in our readings to consider ever higher and higher possibilities in the movement of our soul, in its ascent, towards the living God. And it is important, wherever we are on our spiritual journey, to consider what is possible, so that we don’t stagnate in the place we are, becoming complacent, no longer hoping for growth in…

Trinity 16 – Leaving pleasure behind

That you might be filled with all the fullness of God! We are continuing our focus on entering more fully into the Kingdom of God – an invitation we have been receiving Sunday after Sunday in this season of Trinity – we are growing upward. Last week I spoke about the two citizenships we have (and the passports we get for each): one for the earthly kingdom – received by being born into a country…

Trinity 16 – Agony and Ecstasy

That you might be filled with all the fullness of God! This morning we have witnessed the baptism of Eva Cremer Eindhoven.  She has been drowned in the waters of Holy Baptism, and raised up, resurrected, in a sense, a new creature in Christ.  We believe that in this sacramental act, she is regenerate – has been joined mystically with Jesus, and so, made a member of Christ, a child of God, and an inheritor of…