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Sermons on John

Sermo Dei: Epiphany 2, A.D. 2017

The first bridegroom, our father Adam, had his side opened, from which our mother Eve was fashioned. On the cross, Jesus the new Adam and heavenly bridegroom has His side opened, and out comes what? Streams of living water, mixed with blood. As Adam was opened for the formation of his wife, the new Adam is opened for the formation of His holy bride the Church. From His side came water, the element of Baptism, to give new birth; and blood, the content of the cup of the Lord’s Supper, to cleanse from sin.

Sermo Dei: Pentecost, A.D. 2015

The Holy Spirit’s chief aim is to comfort us as He calls, gathers, enlightens, and makes holy. He wants to give you comfort in your sadness and pain, in your suffering, in your temptation, in your grief over sin. Yet this comfort isn’t empty words like “It’s OK” or “You’ll find someone else” or “God’s got something better in mind.” The Holy Spirit’s comfort is greater, fuller: it is the peace of Christ.

Sermo Dei: Holy Monday, A.D. 2015

And for our sake Jesus’ prayer is answered. The Father replies, “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” The hour has come. “Now” Jesus says. Now the heavy weight of God’s judgment of the world is placed into the scale, with Jesus as the one who will zero it out. Now the devil is grasped by the strong hand of Christ the conqueror and cast out.