Archive for April 2015

Fourth Sunday in Easter 2015 - The Reverend Geoffrey Chapman

Monday, April 27th, 2015

This is a sermon about sheep as an allegory for us and our relationship with God.


Third Sunday in Easter 2015 - The Reverend Geoffrey Chapman

Monday, April 20th, 2015

The forgiveness of sins is something we proclaim has come from the Resurrection of Jesus. This is a profound liberation, and we might not be conscious of it in our daily lives. 


Second Sunday in Easter 2015 - The Reverend Geoffrey Chapman

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Simple words in the Bible can be far more complicated than we might imagine. Simply asking Thomas to not doubt but believe can reveal much about our faith, belief, and Jesus' call to "not stop believing." 

Easter Sunday 2015 - The Reverend Geoffrey Chapman

Monday, April 6th, 2015

On Easter Sunday we hear the Resurrection story from the Gospel of Mark. Mark's gospel is the shortest and least descriptive, but offers a completely different kind of drama and power which is explored by Reverend Geoff in this Easter sermon.

Mark 16:1-8

16:1 When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him.

16:2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb.

16:3 They had been saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?"

16:4 When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back.

16:5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed.

16:6 But he said to them, "Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him.

16:7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you."

16:8 So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to any one, for they were afraid.