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Out of the Shadows, Up to the Mountain with Jesus the Good Shepherd

Series: Sermons

April 25, 2021

If Jesus is God who lays down his life in inexhaustible love, he is also the One who orchestrates its long-term impact. When he says “I have sheep who are not of this fold. I must bring them also” Jesus is speaking the truth: God is the one who grows the flock, not us. No clever tag lines, no strategic priorities, not even the most extraordinary web presence will do it. Only and always through selfless love will Jesus draw the flock to fullness. As his sheep, our task is to surrender, to let God remove every obstacle in us that resists this wildly inclusive love. Sharing in this generative selflessness of Jesus Christ, by which God’s eternal life reveals itself in and through and for the cosmos, indeed will change us and perhaps it may even feel like dying. In the end, it is the only way we are swept into the risen life of the Good Shepherd.

Sarah Stewart
Associate Rector

Other media in the series

Identity

Sermon by the Rev. Karen Evans for Sunday, May 15, 2022

Easter Sunday Sermon

Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Simon J. Mainwaring for Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022.

A New Commandment

Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Andrew K. Barnett for Maundy Thursday, April 14, 2022.

Holy Loitering

Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Simon J. Mainwaring for Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

A Revolution of Power

Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Simon J. Mainwaring for Sunday, February 27, 2022.

A Deeper Happiness

Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Simon J. Mainwaring for February 13, 2022.

Love Never Fails

Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Andrew K. Barnett for the 11:15 a.m. service on Sunday, January...

By Another Road

Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Simon J. Mainwaring for Sunday, January 2, 2022.

A Bigger Story

Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Simon J. Mainwaring for Christmas Eve, December 24, 2021.

The In-Between Times

Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Andrew K. Barnett for Sunday, December 19, 2021.

The Bridge

Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Simon J. Mainwaring for Sunday, December 12, 2021.

Generation to Generation

Sermon by the Rev. Zachary C. Nyein on his last Sunday at All Saints', December 5, 2021.

We Are On Trial

Sermon by the Rev. Natosha Reid Rice for Sunday, November 21, 2021.

The Pilgrim House

Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Simon J. Mainwaring for Sunday, November 14, 2021.

Called to Be Saints

Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Simon J. Mainwaring for All Saints' Sunday, November 7, 2021.

Requiem

Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Andrew K. Barnett for the All Souls Requiem service on...

God is Calling

Sermon by the Rev. Natosha Reid Rice for Sunday, October 24, 2021.

We Are All Priests

Sermon by the Rev. Zachary C. Nyein for Sunday, October 17, 2021.

People of the Question

Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Simon J. Mainwaring for Sunday, October 10, 2021.

The Advance Team

Sermon by the Rev. Natosha Reid Rice for the Festival of Song on Sunday, October 3, 2021.

October 3, 2021

Sermon by the Rev. Karen Evans for Sunday, October 3, 2021.

Risky Questions

Sermon by the Rev. Zachary C. Nyein for Sunday, August 29, 2021.

August 8, 2021

Sermon by the Rev. Karen Evans for Sunday, August 8, 2021.

August 1, 2021

Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Simon J. Mainwaring for Sunday, August 1, 2021.

What is your why?

Sermon by the Rev. Natosha Reid Rice for Sunday, July 11, 2021.

Welcome Home

Sermon by the Rev. Zachary C. Nyein for Sunday, July 4, 2021.

Divine Touch

Sermon text by the Rev. Dr. Simon J. Mainwaring for Sunday, June 27, 2021.

A Call to Grow Up

Sermon by the Rev. Natosha Reid Rice for Sunday, June 13, 2021.

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The Holy Trinity

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The School of Love

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Think Again

Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Simon J. Mainwaring.

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Start Anyway

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Reach

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Remembered

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1 Christmas

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