Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Final Exam

Robert Howard
Adjunct Professor of Homiletics

Matthew 25:31-46
Originally preached on November 18, 2005

Jesus Christ gives us his own version of a "final exam" in the final judgment image of the sorting of the sheep and the goats. What seems to be important for Jesus are the ordinary human actions of feeding, clothing, visiting, and caring for the outsiders with whom Christ identifies. Whenever we do care for them we will find the Christ for whom we long.

On Getting to Know Jesus Better

Dean K. Thompson

President and Professor of Ministry

Psalm 23
John 6:47-69
Originally preached on September 9, 2005

This sermon, preached at a communion service, focuses on the hope of a personal encounter with Jesus Christ in our daily lives of discipleship and obedience to his call. It was influenced by novelist Marilynne Robinson’s description of John Calvin’s notion of communion, which is “the idea of experience as encounter.” This sermon was also influenced by LPTS professor Susan Garrett’s Bangor Theological Seminary Lectures of 2005. Garrett declares that the churches of mainline Protestantism “must show people to a personal God, to Jesus Christ living and moving in our midst.”

Monday, June 11, 2007


Susan R. Garrett
Professor of New Testament

Ezekiel 1:26-28
Daniel 12:1-2
2 Corinthians 3:17-18
Originally preached on November 4, 2005

Jesus shows forth the glory of God. We reflect that glory when we allow ourselves to be remade in the image of Jesus' self-giving love. Listen to the sermon. Read the sermon in PDF format.