Summary of what I was saying and why:
I was not supposed to preach this week. But due to email and schedule mishaps I did. There were two bits of the Gospel that had grabbed me. When Jesus asks the disciples what thugs had happened and the brokenness of the breaking of the bread.
Jesus Count: average
Good News: God amidst the crumbs.
What did I change on my feet?
Everything. At the early service I focused on our answers to Jesus’s question. At the late service I took a swing at the brokenness of the bread. At both I was thankful for the Holy Spirit. And remembered why my sermons take 8-16 hours of prep.
What didn’t work/what did I miss?
So much. At the first service I veered to far into relativism. At the late service my language got sloppy–a little more prep and attention to that would have made the sermon significantly better.
What did work?
The Holy Spirit. 🙂
Other sermons I liked:
Priest Romanik, Strangers
“The disciples share a meal with a stranger, and that stranger is revealed to be Jesus Christ himself. It’s important to notice that the disciples do not simply provide Jesus with food for his journey; they invite him to sit at table with them. The disciples do not simply provide for the stranger; they invite the stranger into a relationship.”
Priest Baum, Easter 3
“And so now, under the spiritual anesthesia of not recognizing the resurrected Jesus, Jesus will do what needs to be done. He begins with Moses and all the prophets, and shows them how the scriptures point to exactly what has happened. Jesus can explain to them why he is the answer to their hopes.”
Bishop Fisher, Broken. Whoa!
“And after we break the bread, broken pieces are placed into our hands.
And mysteriously, by eating this broken bread, we become one Body in Christ to serve the world.
By eating broken bread, we are resurrected.
For God only resurrects dead things.
God only raises those who are broken.”
(Here’s the list of people I usually listen to. Am I missing someone?)
The Anglican Church of Canada uses the Roman Ordinary Time numbering system instead of numbering the Propers. Because all of this is new to me, I’m now indicating both numbering systems.