Spiritual blindness is the driving theme in this passage from John 9:1-41. But the man born blind is the one who truly sees.
This Sunday, Ryan Grove, our seminarian, opens up the story of Jesus with the woman at the well to help us consider how holy the unexpected can be in our lives.
This Sunday, the Second Sunday in Lent, we consider Jesus' conversation with Nicodemus described in John 3.
This First Sunday in Lent, we consider Jesus' experience of the wilderness as described in Matthew 4:1-11.
Deacon Sean Ewing reminds us, as we begin Lent, of the reality that we will all one day die. The brevity of life should bring us to our knees in humility and repentance.
In Matthew 6:19-34, Jesus encourages us to examine the movements of our hearts. Based on the decisions we make about treasure, vision, and masters, there is the possibility we may be anxious. “The birds and the flowers preach to us in our anxiety,” says John Calvin. “They preach of God’s faithfulness.” They preach, “Where is your faith?!”
Preacher's Postscript: One thing I did not say in this sermon but should have was this. Sometimes it is not a choice to "not be anxious." Anxiety disorders are particularly challenging. Medication and therapy are often vital to overcoming them. And that's okay. Regardless of why you are anxious, may the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus, our Lord.