Grace: It's Our Way of Life

As Episcopal Christians we
Worship at home daily and together weekly;
Study the Scriptures, our tradition, and what it means to be a disciple today;
Serve our families, our parish, and our world in the name of Christ.

Everything we do is done with an ethic of Welcome
because we are only here by Grace.

13 March 2011

Sermon, Lent I, Year A, 2011

Sin, Grace, the Vocation of being the Body of Christ, and three of the Temptations that we face when we follow Jesus. There is an awful lot packed into the Readings for Lent I. The Garden of Eden (you really should read all of Genesis 2 and 3 for the sermon), Paul's view of the work of Christ in making us justified before God, and the Temptation of Jesus in the Garden. The temptations to take care of ourselves and not to trust God, to be spectacular and not faithful, and to be powerful and not loving and humble. Real power is the power of being rooted in God in Christ and indwelt by the Holy Spirit. Then our identity is power, and our actions can be subtle and loving.

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