Sermon broadcasts from the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Jacksonville, FL.
Mtr. Sarah asks if we are committed to the mission of Jesus and if we understand the cost.
Mtr. Sarah reminds us that our baptism was only the beginning of our journey to God, as we live into our identity as children of God.
Fr. Wiley comments that when we fast with life in mind, there's abundance for everyone, which can lead to the kind of fasting that brings transformation.
Fr. Wiley acknowledges that it can be intimidating walking into the darkness after being in so much light.
Fr. Wiley asks us what is the Lord waiting for us to do with our days of wholeness and health - what is it He has left for us to do?
Mtr. Sarah reminds us that in Jesus' name even death has been defeated and that resurrection is not only possible, but promised.
Fr. Wiley reminds us that our unity is found only in Christ, and that it is only by our humility and God's grace that we can be made one.
Mtr. Sarah encourages us to follow God's call as He continues to lead us into new life in Christ.
Fr. Wiley reminds us that we are called by God to "let there be light", witnessing and reflecting God to others - even on social media.
Fr. Wiley shares that what was revealed is that God has come to be one of us so that we all may have an encounter with the Living God.
Mtr. Sarah discusses the contrast between two Kings and two kingdoms.
Fr. Wiley points out that from the Son's fullness we have all received grace and love that we carry into the world in order to reflect the Glory of God.
Mtr. Sarah reflects on the familiarity of THIS story which doesn't change even as the world does.
Fr. Wiley reminds us that we don't have to face the world alone or unloved - because God came for us.
Fr. Wiley encourages us to study Mother Mary in order to better understand how to bear the light of Christ into the world.
Fr. Wiley encourages us to look through the troubles of the present time to see the promises of God.
Mtr. Sarah shares that the good news of Advent is that we'll never truly be prepared for the coming grace of God - but God comes anyway.
Fr. Chris describes the Christ we are waiting for in this Advent season.
Mtr. Sarah discusses our encounter with a different kind of King and Kingdom.
Mtr. Sarah reveals the deeper meaning of the parable and the ridiculous overabundance that God entrusts to us.
Fr. Wiley reminds us that our direction is always towards the promises of God, but we have to make the choice.
Fr. Wiley suggests that today, the question isn't so much whether you are willing to be martyred for your faith, but whether you are willing to be inconvenienced.
Fr. Wiley reminds us that in these unstable times, God is our refuge and the hope on which our world waits.
Mtr. Sarah reminds us that none of this is ours - it is all God's - we too are God's - and that is Good News indeed.
Fr. Wiley warns us from turning to the thing that fills the void, thus casting God in our image, instead of allowing God to make us in His.
Mtr. Sarah casts the ten commandments as gifts from God and reminds us of the blessing inherent in those gifts.
Fr. Wiley reminds us that Jesus is asking everyone to choose God now and become children who say and do the will of the Father, and thereby change the world.
Pastor Sarah reminds us that in God's Kingdom, our productivity has nothing to do with our worth.
Fr. Wiley reminds us that God is our help, strength, and shield if we're willing to turn to Him powerfully, faithfully and together.
Pastor Sarah reminds us to see God in one another, as we love our neighbors as ourselves.
Pastor Sarah reminds us that when God calls, it doesn't matter who we are; what matters is who God is - and that He equips us to answer.
Fr. Wiley examines how Christ is willing to walk in the midst of our mess to lay claim on our hearts.
Fr. Wiley asks us to remember that the one on the other side of any issue, is a beloved child of God.
Pastor Sarah reminds us that when we become distracted by the storm in our lives, Jesus is present to bring us to safety.
Fr. Wiley looks at life's struggle's and suggests that, like Jacob, if we continue to wrestle unto every new dawn, we gradually reveal the face of God.
Pastor Sarah suggests that perhaps our job is to notice how God is moving in the world, and then point to it.
Fr. Wiley reminds us that we're not equipped to sort the weeds and wheat; we are to be sowing, tending and growing the Kingdom of God.
Fr. Wiley asks that we don't just offer the Word only where we think it will be accepted; God has grace enough for us to sow these seeds everywhere.
Pastor Sarah reminds us that the only box that matters is being a child of God.
Fr. Wiley reminds us that when we give ourselves over to God, then God puts us to work for righteousness and for good.
Bishop Howard ponders the question: when the outward reality is so bleak, how can we live with it?
Pastor Sarah invites us to recognize the growth places in our lives as we work to imitate Christ and God's work in the world.
Fr. Wiley reminds us that in Christ - we are many, we are different, and we are one.
Fr. Wiley prays that when the Spirit moves, may we be moved as well.
Mtr. Sarah encourages us to wait and pray during this inbetween time, just like the first disciples.
Fr. Wiley invites us to make this 10 day gap till Pentecost a time of preparation and continued prayer: what is God getting ready to do with you?
Fr. Wiley shares that the gift and opportunity of this life is to be a co-creative with the One who is still creating, through the work of the Holy Spirit.
Fr. Wiley reminds us that if you're looking for a way back or forward, Jesus is the way that leads to life abundant and hope that is worth everything.
Mtr. Sarah reminds us that the Good Shepherd continues to seek, call and guide us even when we wander.
Mtr. Sarah reminds us that we need one another to remind us that God is here even when we forget.