The first Sunday of a new calendar year so it would make sense to preach about New Year’s, or resolutions or beginnings but instead, the Lectionary led me to preach about Jesus.
It is very easy for us to reduce Jesus to a simple binary with “human” on the one side and “God” on the other and stop thinking about the whole matter. I’m not about to tell you how to run your intellectual life but if keep Jesus in that simple binary we are going to miss a great deal about the real Jesus. The general direction I headed in for these two sermons was to explore what it means for us to have Jesus at all or in any way. The sermon title, “What do we have in Jesus?” was intended to direct our attention to what it means that Jesus came to earth to be a full human being while remaining fully divine. The mystery (or even the problem) of the Incarnation has occupied minds far superior to mine so I don’t think I’ve broken new ground here. What I hope is to perhaps give you a new way or two to think about Jesus.
As always, feel free to let me know if I succeeded or not.
“What do we have in Jesus?” Knox Presbyterian (to download, right click and select “Save Link As . . .”)
“What do we have in Jesus?” St. Mark’s Presbyterian (to download, right click and select “Save Link As . . .”)
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