Sermon preached by the Revd. Dr. William E. Bogholtz on Easter 4 (April 28, 2013)
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,
“See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them; they will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them; he will wipe every tear from their eyes.” [Revelation21: 1-4]
Revelation tends to be used to scare people, but it was written to be a source of hope for the Church.
Sermon preached by The Revd. Dr. William E. Bogholtz on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013
Alleluia! Christ is Risen!
He is risen indeed! Alleluia!
The joyous response of Easter morning was not response on the first Easter morning. The women were more likely scratching their heads when they were asked Why do you seek the living among the dead? In a slightly different version it is the question we are asked everyday, where are we seeking Jesus?
Sermon preached by The Revd. Dr. William E. Bogholtz on March 3, 2013
When bad things happen we often want to find blame. Why did this happen? Who is at fault? We look at the event a some form of judgment on our lives. Jesus invites us to move away from seeing judgment to seeing opportunity.