No Greater Love

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King, OSL The Sixth Sunday of Easter, Mother’s DayJohn 15:9-17, 1 John 5:1-6 This is the last of a three-part series of readings we’ve been following in the Gospel of John. In the first, we heard about Jesus as the Good Shepherd. Last week we explored the idea of Jesus as … [Read more…]

True Vine

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King, OSL The Fifth Sunday of EasterJohn 15:1-8 I’ve never been much of a gardener. It’s a bit of a shame to my mother. In the house where I grew up the first twelve years of my life, on five acres up in the hills outside of Banks, my parents … [Read more…]

Seeing a Ghost

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King The Third Sunday of EasterLuke 24:36b-48 The early church had a problem. They had a dead Messiah. The Messiah, the Anointed One of God, the Savior of the world, was not supposed to die. Other Messiahs had come along from time to time. They would raise the people up … [Read more…]

They Said Nothing to Nobody

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King Easter SundayMark 16:1-8 We have four different official accounts of the Easter story, one in each of the four gospels: Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John. The version you’ve heard the most often is from John. It’s actually the last of the four. My favorite, though, is the earliest one, … [Read more…]

A New Covenant

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King The Fifth Sunday in LentJeremiah 31:31-34 I will make a new covenant with you, says the Lord. Not like the old covenant—a covenant which you broke. I will put my law in you, write it on your hearts; I will be your God, and you will be my people. … [Read more…]

The Serpent in the Wilderness

Rev. Dr. David D. M. King The Fourth Sunday in LentNumbers 21:4-9; John 3:14-21 We just heard, from the Gospel of John, probably the most well-known passage in the New Testament. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may … [Read more…]