Tag Archives: Abiding Presence

Daily Lectionary Podcast – Judges 6:1-24 and Acts 14:19-5:5

Judges 6:1-24
Acts 14:19-5:5
Times of Change, The Presence of the Lord with His People

And Some Doubted…A Trinity Sunday Meditation on Faith, Fear and Doubt

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Text: Matt 28:16-20, Athanasian Creed
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The start of that title is an interesting bit in Matthew 28:17. It is made all the more interesting because of the liturgical day of Trinity Sunday. On Trinity Sunday we confess the Athanasian Creed which is the most strident of the three historic creeds in its statements and sweep. In that way it mirrors the statements by Jesus right around that interesting bit. What this sermon does is examine the current fetish with doubt, point to the real trouble which is not doubt itself but fear, and look at the ways that both fear and doubt are calls to The Faith, expressed in clear form like the creeds, and to faithfulness. Lastly, it attempts to knock down one of the great fears behind clear statements of the faith, by recalling Jesus’ final words and Peter’s Pentecost sermon…Let all Israel know for certain…(read/listen to the sermon to hear the rest).

Daily Lectionary Podcast – Ezekiel 18:1-4,19-32 and Romans 2:17-29

Ezekiel 18:1-4,19-32
Romans 2:17-29
Holy Spirit Light Divine (496), The Spirit that abides and changes our hearts