"He’s saying that God saves us, not out of some internal sense of duty or obligation to us, but that God saves us because He finds delight in saving and redeeming sinful people like you and me. That it makes our Father glad to see His work in our hearts. To see His mercy and forgiveness towards us in His Son Jesus creating faith and trust where there once was none. That God takes joy in fixing our hearts on the only treasure that has the power to bring us true and lasting peace: Himself. So, fear not little flock, for your Father delights to give you the kingdom. Your Father delights to give you peace. Your Father delights to save you."
"Being generous towards God means that our generosity reflects God’s generosity towards us. Our very lives are a gift from God. Creation is a gift from God. What do we have that we did not receive from God? Nothing. Jesus is saying here that success in life is measured by how well our generosity reflects the generosity of our Creator. And that’s a call for radical generosity that can only come from a radical trust in God."
"Loving Jesus, spending time with Jesus, being found in Jesus, thinking on Jesus will never disappoint. And because of Him, we have unhindered access to His Father and ours – to the mercy seat set between the cherubim at the top of the Old Covenant’s Ark – to the abundant mercy that is our God’s abiding characteristic."
"To my brothers in the room: see with what dignity and respect the Lord Jesus imparts to the women in His life. His example is, if you are anything like me, convicting yet inspiring. He is our model for how to treat women: with equity, respect, and graciousness. Brothers, how do our hearts measure up? To my sisters: sit at the feet of Jesus. It is not only where you are allowed but where you belong – as a beloved daughter of Almighty God. Live into this world-changing reality with grateful hearts: that the Lord sees you as precious and equal in His sight."
"Out triune God really has given us the possibility of His Kingdom experienced here and now. Not just in salvation by the Cross of Jesus, or liberation from our slavery to sin by the will of the Father, but also in the reality of personal transformation by the work of the Holy Spirit within us – enabling us to walk by the spirit without gratifying the desires of the flesh."
"The collision of two worlds - the unveiling of the Kingdom that came in full force at Pentecost - is more than our own personal intimacy with the great counselor. Remember, it's when the fire jumped from the hearth and began burning throughout the entire house. God is pouring out His spirit on all flesh and has come for the whole world and he has chosen His people, you and I, to be His messengers.""
Sermon When Two Worlds Collide by the Rev'd William Krizner | June 9, 2019 - The Day of Pentecost, 11:15am Service
"You will need to constantly remind yourself that while you are not the Good Shepherd, you do represent Him...The important thing is that the people among whom you minister will see Christ working in you."
Sermon The Good Shepherd by the Rev'd Canon Dr. Michael Petty | June 2, 2019 - The Ordination of Daniel Behrens
"The Ascension of Christ to glory completes the Resurrection and allows our Lord to send the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, to pray for us as our High Priest, to be the Head of the Church, his Body, to speak to us through the Holy Scriptures, and to be present with us in the Holy Eucharist."
Sermon His Ascension and Ours by the Rev'd Canon Dr. Sudduth Cummings | June 2, 2019 - The Sunday after the Ascension