Sermons on “John”
The Prophets of Advent call us to repent. They tell us that a little pain now is worth being able to greet Jesus with joy when he comes again.
You hear people saying many different things about Jesus and who he was. As Christians, it’s important to realize that we say the greatest of all: God from God, Light from light, True God from true God, Begotten, not made. If this is not who Jesus is, then God has not come to rescue us himself, as we and our world so desperately need. But if this is who God is, then we have the greatest God and Savior one could possibly imagine.
Waiting for God
Have you ever waited for God? In our Gospel story (John 20:19-31), Thomas had to wait 7 days before the risen Jesus came to meet him. Why did God make Thomas wait? Why does God make us wait? Our Gospel passage has much to tell us why.