Thy Kingdom Come - The Prayer that Jesus Taught Us Part 3

This sermon is the third in a series on the Lord’s Prayer given at Holy Trinity - Chatham by the Rev David Hyman on January 29th, 2012. It examines the phrase, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven."

It is my experience that as Americans, many of us have an innate, knee-jerk reaction to the word kingdom. It’s almost genetic, as if it is in our DNA to reject or be skeptical of the idea of monarchy. I am certain this is because our country is extremely proud that its history began with the overthrow of a king, and that no sovereign has ruled our land since. Indeed, we love democracy and I dare say our national history doesn’t help us much here as we come to this word kingdom.

Who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy Name: The Prayer that Jesus Taught Us - Part 2

This sermon is the second in a series on the Lord’s Prayer given at Holy Trinity - Chatham by the Rev David Hyman on January 22nd, 2012. It examines the phrase, "Who art in heaven" and the first petition of the prayer, "Hallowed be thy name." 

How often do we begin our prayers with our laundry list of needs and then as soon as we’re done, we move on to the next thing in front of us? We jump in with all of our concerns, all of our needs, and we tell God how things need to be in our lives. And then, we quickly move on to the next important thing that needs to get done. This prayer teaches us to start with asking that who God is be revealed, that his name be hallowed above all else. He is the one who deserves honor and glory and praise.

Remember your Baptism

This sermon was given at Holy Trinity - Chatham on January 8th, 2012 by the Rev David Hyman on the Feast of the Baptism of our Lord. 

Thus it appears what a great, excellent thing Baptism is, which delivers us from the jaws of the devil and makes us God’s own, suppresses and takes away sin, and then daily strengthens the new person, and is and remains ever efficacious until we pass from this estate of misery to eternal glory.

For this reason let every one esteem his or her Baptism as a daily dress in which he is to walk constantly, that they may ever be found in the faith and its fruits, that he suppress the old man and grow up in the new.

Family, Adoption, & the Holy Name of Jesus

This sermon was given at Holy Trinity - Chatham on January 1, 2012, by The Rev David Hyman. This was the Feast of the Holy Name.

Home. What does it mean to be home? Home, at its core, is not just about a physical place, it can be that, but it is more centrally about relationship or a set of relationships. Home is the place where I belong and I am accepted. Home is where I have a place at the table – not as a guest but as a welcomed and accepted member of the family.