The Very Rev. Ed McNeill
John 14:23-29
9 mins 1 sec
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Jesus promised us that when two or three are gathered in his name he would be with us. This is true. Sometimes we don't experience his presence, and other times we are intensely aware of God's abiding presence as we experience the activity of the Holy Spirit or a sense of peaceful abiding in God's presence.
Ginny Barry
John 14:23-29
14 mins 53 secs
Views: 96
This week we focus on the gift of peace... Jesus says, "do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid." Peace is elusive in our culture. Stress and busyness are rampant. Worry sucks the peace and joy out of everything. So how do glimpses of the Kingdom of God and this promise of peace - a peace beyond human understanding - empower us to overcome our natural tendencies to fret, and instead, serve and witness more effectively? Could you use a little more peace in your life?
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
John 14:23-29
16 mins 21 secs
Views: 35
A certain woman named Lydia, a worshiper of God, was listening to us; …The Lord opened her heart to listen eagerly to what was said by Paul. When she and her household were baptized, she urged us, saying, "If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come and stay at my home." And she prevailed upon us. Acts 16: 14-15 And in the spirit he carried me away to a great, high mountain and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God. … I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. … And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God is its light, and its lamp is the Lamb. Revelations 21:10, 22-23, 22:5 Jesus answered him, "Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. John 14:23 Abide with me… stay at my home… make our home with them... Not just a visit, not just an hour once a week, but dwelling, abiding day-in and day-out in the presence of God. Allowing the Holy Spirit to take up residence in the midst of our life, in our hearts and in our minds. This promise is the center of God’s promises to us.Immanuel, God is with us. So how do we live in the presence of God? It is the cry of David’s heart in Psalm 23, and it is a constant struggle for most of us in this extremely distracting, busy place we call home.
The Very Rev. Ed McNeill
John 15:1-8
15 mins 1 sec
Views: 557
This Sunday's Gospel is John 15:1-8 and contains another "I Am" statement. Like "I am The Good Shepherd" from last week, this week's "I am The True Vine" reveals to us an important truth about our relationship with Jesus, the point of this relationship, and the price he pays for it. Hint: Jesus gets pruned and God is not radically inclusive. God is love, and that is far more wonderful and terrifying
The Rev. Carole Anderson
John 15:1-8
22 mins 49 secs
Views: 142
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The Rev. Carole Anderson
John 15:1-18
11 mins 52 secs
Views: 170
This week our Gospel is John 15:1-8 This passage is one of the farewell discourses found in John, given by Jesus as He prepares his disciples for his coming crucifixion and death. In it we are reminded that Jesus is the vine and we are the branches. Further, that if we remain in Jesus we will bear fruit, but apart from Jesus we can do nothing. How do we remain in Jesus, much less bear fruit? How do we abide or live in Jesus?
The Very Rev. Ed McNeill
John 15:9-17
17 mins 6 secs
Views: 835
In John 15:9-17 Jesus gives his disciples a new commandment. They are to love one another as he has loved them. This Sunday Fr. Ed will explain how Anglicanism reflects and relies upon the New Commandment more so than other denominations. This is not to say that the Anglican Way is superior to other Christian Denominations, but rather that Anglicanism's charisms and crisis's rest on our fulfillment of or failure to fulfill Jesus' New Commandment.
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
John 15:9-17
14 mins 7 secs
Views: 113
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The Rt. Rev. Dr. Todd Hunter
John 15:9-16
21 mins 58 secs
Views: 170
Bishop Todd Hunter's sermon at the institution of the Very Rev. Rob Patterson as the Dean of the NorCal Deanery.
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
John 15:9-17
16 mins 57 secs
Views: 175
This Sunday we continue in the farewell discourse in the Gospel of John and continue the themes of abiding in God’s love and loving one another. But our readings also start to pick up themes of baptism, mission and bearing fruit. As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love… I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. -John 15:9, 15-16