Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Life of Christ – Blessing of the Children

The vignette of Jesus blessing the children reminds us of those Scriptures (Psalm 147, Deuteronomy, St Luke) that emphasize the importance children have in God’s plan of salvation, as well as how their guileless trust is a model for how we should approach God in faith.

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Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Life of Christ – Blessing of the Children

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Life of Jesus – Baptism of Our Lord

Continuing through our Lord’s life depicted in the Life of Christ icon, we arrive at his baptism in the Jordan by the John the Baptist. The Psalmist, Prophet Isaiah, and St Luke each reinforce this remarkable moment in Jesus’ life in their own way. And Christ’s very own faithfulness on our behalf opens the way for all baptized persons to take hold resurrection life and our Father’s love by faith.

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Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Life of Jesus – Baptism of Our Lord

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Trinity Sunday – 2017

On this Trinity Sunday, I thought it best to give a little context to St Paul’s Trinitarian blessing at the end of his 2nd letter to the Corinthians. That way we can better take stock of how we believe, not just what we believe, so we don’t fall into the same schismatic, antinomian, and hubris-laden traps of the Corinthian church. In other words, a practical approach to embracing the Triune the God.

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Trinity Sunday – 2017

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Fourth Sunday in Easter – 2017

Sorry for being a little late on my sermon posting.  This week of the Good Shepherd (see the collect for the Fourth Sunday), Jesus reveals himself in John’s Gospel to be the “gate” for God’s sheepfold.  Let us rejoice in the protection, provision, and guidance our Lord provides for us as part of his flock.

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Fourth Sunday in Easter – 2017

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Second Sunday in Lent – 2017

The lectionary inspires us Lenten penitents with the story of Abraham, the spiritual ancestor of those who learn to relate to God by faith instead of imperfect human obedience or heredity.

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Second Sunday in Lent – 2017

Fr. Lenny’s & Bp. Dorsey’s Sermons – Proper 22 – 2016

In serving two church’s, when the bishop is at one church, you still need to preach at the other.  This provides a neat chance to compare and contrast how two different people approach the same Gospel lesson.  The good thing to note, we both agree on the necessity of a vibrant faith and a deep sense of humility in following Jesus.

My sermon (St Bartholomew’s):

My bishop’s sermon (St Francis):

Fr. Lenny’s & Bp. Dorsey’s Sermons – Proper 22 – 2016