Think of it in terms of a line graph – we need to understand that the shape of the Christian life is not the constant upward curve, but instead the downward and then upward shape of the check mark.
For the Christian, death can do more than to deliver us into the hands of the One who overcame, you might even say, folded up death on our behalf.
In the crown of thorns, the burden of life under sin, indeed, sin itself, is rolled onto the very head of Jesus the Messiah.
Jesus, our king, came that first Holy Week to meet us at our deepest need, win the greatest victory, paying the greatest cost.
A sermon on Psalm 23, given by the Rev. Justin Clemente at New Creation Church (Anglican), Hagerstown, MD on March 22, 2020 the fourth Sunday in Lent. A Song of Comfort If There Ever Was One I saw on the news this week that Yo-Yo Ma, the famous cellist, is leading a Coronavirus-related endeavor called […]
“The posture in which one receives Jesus’ divine service is not the busyness of human doing, but the stillness of listening to the words of Jesus. Faith is the highest worship.” – Arthur Just
“In the moment he takes up the young man’s question, Jesus wrenches it from him. He had asked the way to eternal life: Jesus answers: ‘I call thee, and that is all.'” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Matthew 14:22-33 is an amazing passage…but what’s the point?
Jesus’ baptism is the moment in his life YOU desperately need, but don’t think enough about…it means at least three things.
A sermon preached on Matthew 2:1-12 by the Rev. Justin Clemente at New Creation Church (Anglican), Hagerstown, MD on January 5, 2020, Second Sunday of Christmastide. The High & the Low In Mary’s Magnificat, her song of praise to God, the Mother of our Lord famously says (or rather sings), “[The Lord] has brought down […]