John 6:24-35

The challenge here is to SEE which things perish and which things endure, and to embed ourselves - to abide in, to focus our living on - the things that endure. Because only the things that endure truly satisfy, and only the things that endure bring true life.



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Pentecost 10
August 5, 2012

Sunday between July 31 and August 6 inclusive
Proper 13, Ordinary Time 18

Read the passage at the bottom of this post: John 6:24-35 The Message   or   John 6:24-35, The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV).

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Sermon by  the Rev. Dr. George Hermanson, "."

As always with John, it is important to remember that John is not writing a daily diary - "What I did with Jesus today" - nor a historical biography - "Jesus: The Man, His Times, His Achievements."

John is writing at the end of his life, at the end of the first century (nearly 70 years after Jesus' execution and resurrection), at a time when the early Christian communities are under severe persecution from the Romans, and have lost all connections with their original Jewish roots. He is NOT writing to "the general public." He is writing to a threatened, small, inner group, who have no first-hand memory or experience of Jesus or of being Jewish. Their physical - and more importantly - their eternal lives are at stake. They need to "see" Jesus. They need to be embedded in Jesus, abiding in Jesus, so that they can withstand the fear and pain of Roman arrest, torture, and bloody executions.

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Apr 23, Easter Vigil,
Matthew 28:1-10

Apr 24, Easter, Alt. 1,
John 20:1-18

Apr 24, Easter, Alt. 2,
Matthew 28:1-10

Apr 24, Easter Evening,
Luke 24:13-49

May 1, Easter 2
John 20:19-31

May 8, Easter 3
Luke 24:13-35

May 15, Easter 4
John 10:1-10

May 22, Easter 5
John 14:1-14

May 29, Easter 6
John 14:15-21

Jun 2, Ascension
Luke 24:44-53

Jun 5, Easter 7
John 17:1-11

Jun 12, Pentecost
Acts 2:1-21

Jun 12, Pentecost, Alt. 1
John 20:19-23

Jun 12, Pentecost, Alt. 2
John 7:37-39


Jun 19, Trinity Sunday
Matthew 28:16-20

Jun 26, Pentecost 2
Matthew 10:40-42

Jul 3, Pentecost 3
Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

Jul 10, Pentecost 4
Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Jul 17, Pentecost 5
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Jul 24, Pentecost 6
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

Jul 31, Pentecost 7
Matthew 14:13-21

Aug 7, Pentecost 8
Matthew 14:22-33

Aug 14, Pentecost 9
Matthew 15:(10-20), 21-28

Aug 21, Pentecost 10
Matthew 16:13-20

Aug 28, Pentecost 11
Matthew 16:21-28

Sep 4, Pentecost 12
Matthew 18:14-20

Sep 11, Pentecost 13
Matthew 18:21-35


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