Sermon Seated with Him in the Heavenly Places

Seated with Him in the Heavenly Places

The apostle says that “God…raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places.” Not “will be seated” but just “seated.” We have been raised up, and we have been seated. But clearly we are on Earth! Can this be right? With daylight savings time starting this weekend, I do not …

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Sermon “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven”

“I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven”

What is the office of the keys? It’s hinted at in the Gospel reading today — Christ built the church on  rock of Peter, but the keys weren’t given to one man. Rather, they were given to the communion of saints – all those who believe. You, “yourselves as being built up as a holy …

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