John 15:9-17, Abide in My Love

[May 10, 2015] Today is Mother’s Day, of course, though I am not prepared to speak directly about mothers. Our gospel text this morning is the continuation of last week’s text. It is an Easter text even though the occasion is Jesus’ Last Supper. It is an Easter text because Jesus is speaking about the . . . → Read More: John 15:9-17, Abide in My Love

John 14:1-14, The Father’s House

[May 18, 2014] This is the fifth Sunday of Easter and today the text comes from the long discourse that Jesus gave in the Gospel according to John at the Last Supper on the night of his arrest. It takes the place of the Eucharistic meal of the Passover Seder which is narrated . . . → Read More: John 14:1-14, The Father’s House

John 15:1-17, Abiding in the Vine

[June 5, 2011] We come now to the center piece of chapters 13—17 of the Gospel according to John, the words of Jesus that interpret the coming cross and resurrection. “I am the true Vine,” He says, the last of the seven predicated “I am” (egō eimi) sayings in the gospel (see 6:35; . . . → Read More: John 15:1-17, Abiding in the Vine