Why Am I A Christian? (Easter Day C)

Why Am I A Christian? Easter Day (Year C) - April 21, 2019 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 (CEB) 19 If we have a hope in Christ only in this life, then we deserve to be pitied more than anyone else. 20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead. He’s the first crop of the harvest[a] of those who have died. 21 Since death came through a human being, the resurrection of the dead came through one too. 22 In the same way that everyone dies in Adam, so also everyone will be given life in Christ. 23 Each event will happen in the right order: Christ, the first crop of the harvest,[b] then those who belong to Christ at his coming, 24 and then the end, when Christ hands over the kingdom to God the Fath

O Sacred Head, Sore Wounded (Good Friday)

“O Sacred Head, Sore Wounded” Good Friday, April 19, 2019 Fr. Guillermo A. Arboleda - St. Matthew’s, Savannah Text: John 18:1-19:42 Christians have memorialized the Cross in many ways, but most especially through worship and music. One of the more famous hymns about the Cross is one that we studied during Sunday School a few weeks ago. Johann Sebastian Bach set an arrangement for “O Sacred Head” that became the centerpiece of his famous chorale “St. Matthew’s Passion.” It is preserved in our Hymnal as Hymn #163. I invite you to look at that hymn and sing it with me (verses 1-3 only). 1 O sacred head, sore wounded, defiled and put to scorn; O kingly head, surrounded with mocking crown of thor

The Good News According to Luke

“The Good News According to Luke” Palm Sunday / Sunday of the Passion (Year C) By Fr. Guillermo A. Arboleda Luke 19:28-40; 22:14-23:56 Holy Week is the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem for the last time, journeying from the gates of the city to the cross to the grave to the empty tomb on Easter morning. The way Luke tells it, the Cross is the climax of the story. Here, Jesus finally fulfills his mission statement. Do you remember what Jesus said was his mission statement? We usually hear or read the Gospels in short passages, a few verses at a time. Today we’re hearing a longer portion. But the Gospels were intended to be read all at once. They’re short books with a beginning, middle, and e

Identity & Confidence in the Flesh

“Identity & Confidence in the Flesh” 5th Sunday in Lent - April 7, 2019 Christ Church Savannah By the Rev. Guillermo A. Arboleda Philippians 3:4b-14 (NRSV) If anyone else has reason to be confident in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, a member of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless. Yet whatever gains I had, these I have come to regard as loss because of Christ. More than that, I regard everything as loss because of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things, a

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