The Very Rev. Ed McNeill
Luke 10:38-42
19 mins 4 secs
Views: 255
Martha is working in the kitchen while Mary is listening to Jesus. Martha is working hard to be a good hostess while Mary is being contemplative. The sisters are expressing different interests or are they? What is really going on here? Social customs are being broken. Jesus is being scandalous yet again.
The Very Rev. Ed McNeill
Luke 10:25-37
16 mins 51 secs
Views: 230
Who is your neighbor?
The Very Rev. Ed McNeill
Luke 10:1-11 & Luke 10:16-20
25 mins 49 secs
Views: 218
After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. He said to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
Luke 9:51-62
16 mins 46 secs
Views: 177
In this Gospel, Jesus turns his face towards Jerusalem during his journey, he prepares the apostles.
The Rev. Shawn McCain
Galatians 2:15-21
27 mins 52 secs
Views: 284
Baptism is more than a washing-up, it's also the clothing of a maturing faith, it's the clothing of Christ's life. This Sunday we're going to look at Paul's letter to the Galatians and his charged invitation to "grow up" in the faith, putting aside the petty divisions among us and realizing the fulfillment of God's original promise.
The Very Rev. Ed McNeill
Luke 7:36-8:3
13 mins 57 secs
Views: 280
In this Sunday's Gospel two people are contrasted. One is full of gratitude that is extravagantly expressed. The other is by outward appearances living a good life. He is likely a pillar of the local community who has Jesus over for a meal. He is not an evil person. He seems like an ordinary kind of guy. Not mean, a bit of a skeptic towards Jesus, but not a bad person. Just not forgiven. Ouch. Gratitude is the response to forgiveness and leads to loving behaviors.
The Very Rev. Ed McNeill
Luke 7:11-17
14 mins 38 secs
Views: 291
Hope changes our grief to sorrow, and our fear to awe. In this Sunday's Gospel Jesus raises a young man from the dead and restores him to his grieving mother. The witnesses are filled with fear and praise God. That word fear is a funny one. We could also translate it as awe, as some translations do. The reason for the different translations is that real awe is very similar to real fear. Our hearts race, our blood pressure spikes, etc... In contemporary usage there is nothing awesome about the word awe. Real awe leaves a mark on us. It changes us and leaves us with an indelible memory.
The Very Rev. Ed McNeill
Luke 7:1-10
18 mins 26 secs
Views: 305
A Centurion asks Jesus to heal his servant. Jesus agrees and offers to come. The Centurion politely refuses and says that Jesus' order is enough, as a man under authority he understands that commands are to be followed. Jesus marvel's at his faith. So should we.
The Very Rev. Ed McNeill
John 16:12-15
30 mins 34 secs
Views: 332
We experience God in marvelous and mysterious ways. God's ways are not our ways though and every attempt to explain God as both One and Trinity inevitably fall short of the true glory of God. This Sunday Fr. Ed will most assuredly not attempt to explain the Trinity. In his great work "On The Trinity", St. Augustine writes "If you deny the trinity you lose your soul, if you try to explain the trinity you shall lose your mind." This Sunday Fr. Ed will preach on ways the Holy Spirit leads and guides us. Much, much safer territory!
The Very Rev. Ed McNeill
John 14:8-17 & John 14:25-27
12 mins 50 secs
Views: 272
Pentecost was one of the annual feasts celebrated throughout Israel during Jesus' earthly ministry. In the Qumran Community and perhaps elsewhere in Israel Pentecost was the celebration of the events at Mt. Sinai. At Mt. Sinai, God came down and dwelt among the People of Israel. This Sunday we remember and celebrate the first Pentecost after Jesus' Resurrection and Ascension.