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.

01 April 2012

Sermon, Palm Sunday, Year B, 10am 1 April 2012 - The True King on a Donkey, The True Priest Cleansing the Temple

Ottonian, Regensburg, about 1030 - 1040
Tempera colors and gold leaf on parchment
9 1/8 x 6 5/16 in.
"© 2012 The J. Paul Getty Trust. All rights reserved."

Sermon on Jesus as the True King and True Priest, and the temptation of Palm Sunday for Jesus and us to replace his true nature with the king, the God, the religion, the priest we want instead of who Christ is, who God is, and who they through the Spirit are creating us to be.

The Gospel of the Palms

Mark 11:1-11

Isaiah 50:4-9a
Psalm 31:9-16
Philippians 2:5-11
Mark 11:12-33*

*Note that the Gospel reading is not the one assigned in the Revised Common Lectionary, but rather Mark's continuation of chapter 11 and the exorcism of the temple and teaching of the fig tree.