Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Life of Christ – Ascension

The final surrounding vignette in the Life of Christ icon depicts when our Lord ascended back on high. The readings  – Psalm 47, Acts 1:1-11, and Luke 24:44-53 – give us the anticipated messianic enthronement hoped for, the event of the Ascension itself, and the promise of the Holy Spirit after the ascension respectively. In reflecting on this amazing event, we bask in the knowledge that Jesus is indeed in control, and shares the fruits of reign by interceding for us and granting his very Spirit to all who trust him. Let us rejoice, our Ascended Savior reigns! Good News this is indeed!

ascension

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Life of Christ – Ascension

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Life of Christ – Jesus the Healer

As we see the various people Jesus heals in the icon vignette for today, and as we consider our readings (Psalm 103:1-5, Acts 10:34-43, and Luke 3:15-17, 21-22), we are reminded of how healing is part of God’s plan for his people, as a foretaste of eternity, how Jesus heals the whole person, plus how we are instrumental in God’s plan to bring healing to others as Christ’s kingdom advances.

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Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Life of Christ – Jesus the Healer