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“Loving Each Other” – Sermon for 6th Sun of Easter, May 6, 2018

The Rev. Jay Lawlor "Loving Each Other" 6th Sunday of Easter – Year B (RCL) – May 6, 2018 Grace Episcopal Church – Muncie, IN John 15:9-17 Jesus said to his disciples: “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love.” (John 15:9b). “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” (John 15:12). “I am giving you these commands so that you may ...
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“Witnesses of God’s Love” – Sermon for 3rd Sun Easter, Apr. 15, 2018

The Rev. Jay Lawlor "Witnesses of God's Love" 3rd Sunday of Easter – Year B (RCL) - April 15, 2018 St. David's Episcopal Church – Bean Blossom, IN Luke 24:36b-48 Last Sunday we had the Risen Jesus' appearance to the disciples as told in the Gospel According to John. It included, as it has become known, the story of “Doubting Thomas.” I mentioned last week that I believe Thomas has received unfair treatment, a bit ...
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Jesus Loves – Sermon for 2nd Sunday of Easter, Apr. 8, 2018

"Jesus Loves" The Rev. Jay Lawlor 2nd Sunday of Easter – Year B (RCL) - April 8, 2018 St. David's Episcopal Church – Bean Blossom, IN John 20:19-31   When it was evening on that first Easter Sunday, the disciples were gathered together in the Upper Room behind locked doors because they were afraid. They were afraid because their leader, the one who was going to bring down an oppressive empire and establish God's reign ...
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“The Urgency of God’s Reign” Sermon for 1 Lent, Feb. 18, 2018

The Rev. Jay Lawlor “The Urgency of God's Reign” 1 Lent, Year B, February 18, 2018 St. Alban's Episcopal Church – Indianapolis, IN Mark 1:9-15 Mark's gospel is about the urgency of getting to the work of God's reign. It is why Mark presents us with much shorter narratives than the similar stories in Matthew or Luke. Today's reading for the First Sunday in Lent is no different. Yet, for such a short narrative, this ...
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