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Sermons on John

Jesus Appears: Scars and All

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller, Pastor April 23, 2017          Second Sunday of Easter John 20:19-23 Jesus Appears: Scars and All Of all the different aspects of the Christian faith – Jesus’ birth, his miracles, prayer, creation, etc… – the one that is most important to me, personally, is…

Needing Others — Needing Jesus

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller, Pastor April 13, 2017      Maundy Thursday John 13 Needing Others — Needing Jesus For the people in the time and culture of Jesus, public meals could become less about food than they were about place. Where you sat reflected your rank in the social…

‘Twas Blind, But Now I See

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller, Pastor March 26, 2017        Fourth Sunday in Lent I Samuel 16: 6-13 John 9: 1-42 ‘Twas Blind, But Now I See The Bible is the story of constantly opening eyes. Sometimes we get miracle stories, like today (John 9). Other times, we are…

Well…Now That’s a Deep Subject

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller, Pastor March 19, 2017         Third Sunday in Lent John 4:1-42 Well…Now That’s a Deep Subject This long story can be summarized by seven two-word phrases: Scorching heat. All alone. Daily grind. Unexpected encounter. Spiritual truth. Abandoned jar. Powerful influence. And yet we know…

Nick at Night

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Written and Preached by The Reverend Dr. M. Elizabeth Waters March 12, 2017                   Second Sunday in Lent John 3:1-17 Nick at Night After the evening gathering of Pharisees, Nick stalls a bit to keep from walking home with the usual crew via the well traveled route. He has a plan,…

See and Tell

Sermons at Union Congregational Church Preached by The Reverend Gail L. Miller, Pastor January 15, 2017         Second Sunday after Epiphany Psalm 40:1-11; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42 See and Tell When we read the Bible and hear easy to understand stories like this one from John, sometimes it’s fun to consider not just WHAT is…

Perichoresis

John 16:12-15 Perichoresis It’s Trinity Sunday. The day when it is incredibly easy to try to explain the mystery of God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and to end up either committing heresy or making everything even harder to understand. In fact, there was a meme circulating around the Internet this week. It features…

Sunsets into Sunrises

Again this week I wonder – what does Jesus’ resurrection mean for us who are living 2,000 years and 5,000 miles from when and where it happened? What does the resurrection look like for those of us who will NOT see Jesus as those who walked to Emmaus, or ate fish on the beach with…