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John 14:8-17 (25-27)

Pentecost C

The lectionary helps us to focus on the Holy Spirit in this passage by assigning this text to Pentecost Sunday, the Sunday in which we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit. On Pentecost we remember and express gratitude for yet another one of God’s promises fulfilled: the promise of a “True Friend” (Dale Bruner’s…

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John 14:15-21

Easter 6A

It’s possible I suppose to read a passage like John 14 and do so with a sense of detachment.  Jesus packs a lot of theology into these Farewell Discourses across John 13-17 and it can be a little tough sledding to get through it all.  Thus, it is tempting to be a little cut-and-dried, a…

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John 14:1-14

Easter 5A

“Let not your hearts be troubled . . .”  If ever there were a word for our COVID-19 moment, this would be it.  And in more ways than the merely obvious one.  As we will explore, most of the time when someone—even when it’s Jesus—tells you to NOT let your heart be troubled it is…

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John 14:8-17 (25-27)

Pentecost C

This is our Pentecost text, of course, but the setting in John 14 takes us back to that last night before Jesus died, some 53 days before Pentecost arrived. What that means is that even though this text ends up talking about peace and of Jesus’ telling the disciples “do not be afraid” (Jn. 14:27),…

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John 14:23-29

Easter 6C

Jesus kept saying it, kept repeating it that night: Let not your hearts be troubled. But it’s difficult to imagine a more troubling context in which to try to say such a thing!  Jesus kept talking about peace, but all hell was about to break loose on Jesus and on his band of followers.  In…

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John 14:15-21

Easter 6A

It’s relatively easy for us these days to read a passage like John 14 and to read it with a sense of detachment.  Jesus packs a lot of theology into these discourses across John 13-17 and it can be a little tough sledding to get through it all.   Thus, it is tempting to be a…

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John 14:1-14

Easter 5A

In the flow of John’s Gospel, what we see in John 14 takes place before the crucifixion.  Yet in the Year A Lectionary we read this a month after Good Friday and in the Eastertide season.  So what do we see here in John 14 that is startlingly instructive?   As we will note, the disciples…

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John 14:8-17 (25-27)

Pentecost C

This is our Pentecost text, of course, but the setting in John 14 takes us back to that last night before Jesus died. What that means is that even though this text ends up talking about peace and of Jesus telling the disciples “do not be afraid” (Jn. 14:27), let’s just state the merely obvious…

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John 14:23-29

Easter 6C

Jesus kept saying it, kept repeating it that night: Let not your hearts be troubled. But it’s difficult to imagine a more troubling context in which to try to say such a thing! Jesus kept talking about peace, but all hell was about to break loose on Jesus and on his band of followers. In…

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The Way, the Truth, and the Life

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