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Love One Another as I Have Loved You

Easter 5-C/May 5, 2019/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought John 13:31-35 The Gospel takes us back to Maundy Thursday of Holy Week.   Jesus celebrates the Lord’s Supper with the disciples and washes their feet.   The phrase, “When he had gone out,” refers to Judas going to the chief priests to betray Jesus.    And Jesus, does not run [...]

2019-05-19T20:51:22-04:00May 19th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

The Good Shepherd of Easter

Easter 4-C/May 12, 2019/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought John 10   Psalm 23  The Gospel takes us back to the days before the crucifixion where Jesus is walking in the temple in Jerusalem.  He is being interrogated by Temple priests because he healed a blind man on the sabbath.  The Temple which held the ark of the [...]

2019-05-13T13:52:47-04:00May 13th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

Easter Peace and Forgiveness

Easter 2-C/April 28, 2019/Community Lutheran/Rev. Dr. Joseph Vought John 20:1-18  Two explorers were on safari when a ferocious lion jumped in front of them. "Keep calm" the first explorer whispered. "Remember what we read in the book about lions? If you stand still, look them in the eye, he will turn and run." "Sure," replied [...]

2019-05-02T15:41:09-04:00May 2nd, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

He Loved Them to the End

Maundy Thursday/April 18, 2019/Community Lutheran/Pr. Joe Vought John 13:1-17, 31b-35  With the Confession and Forgiveness of tonight’s liturgy the season of Lent comes to a close and we enter the Great Thee Days: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday, the Vigil of Easter.   While they are three days, they are celebrated as one, reminding [...]

2019-04-28T10:13:12-04:00April 18th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

“Prodigals and the Parent in Poetry and Rhyme”

2019-03-31/4th Sunday in Lent-C/Community Lutheran/Pr Joe Vought Luke 15: 1-3, 11-32  To my Big Brother You’re not in my skin I’m not in yours Dad always said, “you were better at chores.”  I was the little boy, tried to help out But could never measure up, You said it, no doubt   So when the [...]

2019-03-31T15:20:29-04:00March 31st, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

Tragedy, Trust and Bearing Fruit

2019-03-24/3rd Sunday in Lent/Community Lutheran Church/Pr. Joe Vought Isaiah 55:1-9   Luke 13:1-9  Jesus is walking with his disciples and crowds all the way to Jerusalem.   We know what will happen there as we draw closer to the Passion and Crucifixion of our Lord.   As Jesus walks he is also teaching:  “I tell you do not [...]

2019-03-30T09:55:10-04:00March 30th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

Jesus’ Testing and Temptation and Ours

1st Sunday in Lent-C/March 10, 2019/Community Luth/Pr Joe Vought Luke 4:1-13  Luke says Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.  Two chapters earlier Luke says, “Jesus was baptized, the Holy Spirit descended upon him and God said, ‘You are my son, the beloved with you I am [...]

2019-03-11T08:53:09-04:00March 11th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

Godly Love that Changes the World

2019-02-24/7th Sunday after Epiphany-C/Community Lutheran/Rev. Joseph Vought Proverbs 37:1-8    Luke 6:27-38 A pastor was preaching Jesus’ command to love our enemies: “I’ll bet most of us have enemies, so raise your hands if you have enemies.”  A lot of people raised their hands. “Now if you have a few enemies.”  Half as many raised their [...]

2019-02-25T18:17:22-04:00February 25th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

Godly Love That Bears All Things

2019-02-03/4th Sunday after Epiphany-C/Rev. Joseph M. Vought Luke 4:21-30 Jesus’ homecoming sermon in Nazareth from Isaiah ch. 61 was quite an event:  “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.   He has sent me to proclaim release to the captive and recovery of [...]

2019-02-07T08:02:57-04:00February 7th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments

God With Us So We May Serve and Love

2019-01-20/Community Lutheran/Rev. Joseph Vought John 2:1-11 When I read the Gospel for today of Jesus first miracle at Cana turning water into wine, I remembered the wedding of Mark and Leigh.   They were JMU students, part of our Campus Ministry in my former parish.  They attended worship every Sunday and started dating in their Jr. [...]

2019-01-24T08:50:45-04:00January 24th, 2019|Sermons|0 Comments