Sermons by “Fr. John Sundara”

Traditional Service, “Fire and Smoke and Thunder”

Pentecost is all about God the Holy Spirit descending down in fire and smoke and thunder! In fact, throughout the Old Testament, God descends down in fire and smoke and thunder? But in the New Testament, where is the fire, smoke and thunder? What does that have to do with us today?

Traditional Service, “The Power of a Word”

Words are double-edged swords that can either heal or hurt. But what power is there in Jesus’ words from this past Sunday’s John’s Gospel reading?

Uptown Contemporary Service, “Not a Saccharine Jesus”

A childish faith expects a Jesus who makes us feel good but doesn’t challenge us to follow him. But what does a mature faith look like?

Traditional Service, “The Awkwardness of It All”

The road from Palm Sunday to Good Friday cuts through our own hearts, and demands from us, how far are we willing to pick up our crosses and follow Jesus?

Traditional Service, “Lent and the Magical Journey”

Is Lent just about fasting? Or is there a deeper purpose to our fasting? The story of Abraham shows us that Lent is about learning to follow God on a magical journey. What is it?