Sunday, April 15, 2012
The Testimony of God
He is risen!
He is risen indeed!
Quasimodo Geniti Sunday Lectionary Summary
The Wounds of Christ Give Us Life
"For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood" (1 John 5:7). These three point to Christ and flow from Christ. Jesus shows His disciples His hands side, from which blood and water flowed, saying "Peace be with you." He presents the wounds which turn our fear to gladness and which restore us to the Father. Jesus breathes on His disciples and says, "Receive the Holy Spirit" (John 20:23). His breath, His words are Spirit and life. They raise up our dry, dead bones and give us new and everlasting life (Ezek 37:1-14). Christ now gives His ministers to speak His forgiving, Spirit-filled words to the penitent in His stead. Our Lord continues to come to His people, presenting His wounds to us in the Sacraments of water and blood. He bids us to touch His side at His table, to receive His risen body and blood in true faith, that believing we may have life in His name.
Cover Art: Icon of The Profession of Faith of St. Thomas displayed in our Lady Shrine - St. John's Church Greenacre NSW
To listen, pray and sing along with the service, click on this MP3 audio link. http://lcmssermons.com/images/aut52/CY2012/Easter2QuasimodoGeniti.2012.TheTestimonyofGod.mp3
The sermon, "The Testimony of God", begins at 27:45.
The sermon transcript will follow whenever I get around to listening and transcribing it. I don't want anyone reading the manuscript from which I preached lest something be lost.
A blessed Eighth Day as Newborn Infants of God in Christ Jesus to you all.