- Here we are, more of John 6. Probably summer year B, ~6 weeks of bread of Life
- How we read this is probably different from how our Reformed sisters and brothers read it
- Jesus is present however we read it
- Jesus doesn't drive away anyone who comes to him
- No conditions on coming to God. Difficult to say "If they do or don't do this (like support health care reform), they're not Christian."
- But, belief should produce action; there should be an amendment of life, and that's a life-long process.
- At the font we're incorporated into Christ, at the table we're strengthened to speak for those w/o voice for systemic change, not quick, temporary fixes
- At the table we're strengthened to love, being nice, coming to the table (regardless of the example some primates set by not coming to the table)
- When we feast on the Bread of Life we are filled, and we are called to the of the one who sends us.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Sermon Notes: John 6.35-38
A requirement of our Preaching 1 class at General is to deliver two extemporaneous homilies. You get a passage and thirty minutes to prepare. You decide when to use those thirty minutes, and it's on the honor system, but I think it's pretty well followed. These are my notes from my prep work, and all of this didn't get into the sermon (a comment on that below).