On our Lenten journey this year, we’ve explored in various ways what it looks like for the follower of God to come home to him. And now near the end of Lent, readying us for Holy Week, we learn what it looks like to live in that house—rejoicing in our position as adopted children of God, never the owners of his ...Continue Reading
Deacon Stephen’s sermon this past Sunday reminded me of a fact I try to suppress: I have been jealous of the Prodigal Son my whole ...Continue Reading
Last week we learned that we need to be deconstructed to enter through the narrow door. In this week’s message, “The Key,” Fr. Stewart examined Luke 13:1-9 and the themes of sin and repentance. After deconstruction comes ...Continue Reading
On Sunday, Father Stewart preached on the temptation of Jesus at the end of his 40-day fast in the wilderness (Luke 4:1–13). He gave this message in the context of our Lenten theme: Returning to the Father’s House. By studying Jesus’ temptation, Stewart found and plucked into sight the promises of a present and caring Father God brightly illumined against the almost mundane ...Continue Reading
The first thing that strikes me when I read the Gospel of Luke is how familiar it is. The beginning words of Luke chapter two are standard Christmas fare; the Beatitudes roll of the tongue with ease; the parables are ones many of us grew up with in Sunday school. It is a proverbial companion with whom to journey comfortably through Advent.
Or so I catch myself thinking sometimes.
During Advent, the clergy at Resurrection have called us to read through the entire Gospel of Luke, which will be our main Gospel reading for the next year. To read more about reading Luke as a church, click here. The first thing that strikes me when I read the Gospel of Luke is how familiar it is. The beginning words of Luke chapter two are standard Christmas fare; the Beatitudes roll of the ...Continue Reading