Date: April 22, 2012
Liturgical Sunday: Third Sunday of Easter
RCL Scripture: Psalm 4; Acts 3:12-19; 1 John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48
Sermon Title: Are we children?
Knox Presbyterian [audio:https://wordsfromthemiddle.ca/wp-content/uploads/120422_-_Knox.mp3|titles=Are we children?]
St. Mark’s Presbyterian [audio:https://wordsfromthemiddle.ca/wp-content/uploads/120422_-_St_Marks.mp3|titles=Are we children?]
Let me begin by noting the title asks if we are children, not if we are childish . . . which is a very different question. This question, as most sermon title questions, is rhetorical. The intention of asking this question this way is to help us begin the process of reminding ourselves of our relationship to God through Jesus empowered by the Spirit, to wit, a relationship of child to parent.
There are many metaphors used in the Bible to describe the relationship between each of us and God but the most used, most significant, most important is that of parent to child. Today’s sermons explore some of what this means and what I am most concerned to ensure that we get, is the essential permanence of the relationship.