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.

22 July 2012

Sermon, Pentecost VIII, Year B, 22 July 2012 - God - Creator and Lover - Abba

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
The Hand of God
Before 1898-1902
H. 94 cm ; W. 82.5 cm ; D. 54.9 cm

Sermon on how God is not merely the Force from Star Wars, okay, not the Force at all. God is the Creator and Lover, Abba of Christ. God has to be understood as being with and for us, which only makes sense as God is Creator and Lover. God wants to abide with us and for us to be his children, loving as God loves. This is what is revealed in Christ, and our Gospel today is a moment of his training his disciples to be that compassion of God.

2 Samuel 7:1-14a
Psalm 89:20-37
Ephesians 2:11-22
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56