Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Life of Jesus – Nativity

This Summer, we are taking a look at the life of Jesus as inspired by the Life of Christ Icon. It has a central pantokrator (Ruler of All)  surrounded by vignettes from our Savior’s redemptive life. Today we see consider how Jesus models humility in his incarnation, as we read Psalm 96, Isaiah 9:2-7, and the famous Christmas story from Luke 2:1-14.

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Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Life of Jesus – Nativity

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – 4th Sunday after Epiphany – 2017

My first experience with Micah 6 in our lectionary readings is a praise song from Maranatha! Music while I was in college.  I’ve since come see to see it as one of the cornerstone OT passages that spurs us to justice, mercy, and humility.

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – 4th Sunday after Epiphany – 2017

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Christmas Eve – 2016

The lectionary helps us rejoice in the words of Psalm 96 on this holy night.  On this Christmas Eve, make room for  King Jesus in the inn of your heart, as he makes room for us in eternity.

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Christmas Eve – 2016

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

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – St Bartholomew’s Feast & Proper 17 – 2016

Another two-for-one.  Probably just as well since I’ll be on vacation next week.  Having been asked by the diocese to supply services for St Bartholomew’s – Scottdale on Saturday evenings, it was fortuitous to start close enough to that apostle’s feast day to recognize it.  Then regular Sunday service at St Francis, we forged ahead with St Luke’s Gospel, where we see Jesus making the link between humility and how we treat those we are tempted to think of as “below” us.  May we all be willing both to bear our cross, and to walk the way of humility expressed through love for all (not just the people we consider worthy of it).

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – St Bartholomew’s Feast & Proper 17 – 2016

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Proper 10 – 2016

As we conclude Galatians (chapter 6), we find St Paul encouraging us to live in ways that build true Christian community.  May we find ourselves growing closer to God and one another as we pursue unity, humility, generosity, grace, & courage.

Fr. Lenny’s Sermon – Proper 10 – 2016