Date: May 6, 2012
Liturgical Sunday: Fifth Sunday of Easter
RCL Scripture: Psalm 22:25-31; Acts 8:26-40; 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8
Sermon Title: Why do we love?
Knox Presbyterian [audio:https://wordsfromthemiddle.ca/wp-content/uploads/120506_-_Knox.mp3|titles=Why do we love?]
St. Mark’s Presbyterian [audio:https://wordsfromthemiddle.ca/wp-content/uploads/120506_-_St_Marks.mp3|titles=Why do we love?]
I have reached the point where there isn’t too much that scares me when it comes to preaching but I do have one recurring fear. I am afraid that one day someone from one of the congregations that I regularly preach to is going to come up and tell me that they, and everyone else, hates rhetorical questions. That hasn’t happened yet and I am really hoping that it never does because I tend to have sermon titles that are questions and the questions tend to be rhetorical. This Sunday is no different.
The question is, “Why do we love?” and the answer is because God loved us first . . . but what does that mean? How does the fact that we are loved help us to love anyone else? You will have to listen to see how I think that works and if you have any input, I’d love to hear it.