God Is Bigger Than Elvis

Peace I bequeath to you, My own peace I give to you, a peace which the world cannot give, this is My gift to you

John 14:27
Acts 15:1-2,22-29; Psalms 67:2-3,5-6,8; Revelations 21:10-14,22-23; John 14:23-29

Sermon Week/Year

Sixth Sunday of Easter, C

We begin this morning with a question: What good will a few extra dollars do you if you are not experiencing the good life? What good will fame, or prestige or power do you if you are not sharing in God’s Divine Life of Love? What good will any of it do you if you are not experiencing the peace of mind and heart and soul that the world cannot give?

There is a documentary making the rounds lately with the provocative title, “God is the Bigger Elvis.” It chronicles the life of an amazing woman named Dolores Hart. Perhaps some of you are familiar with her story. Dolores Hart was an emerging talent on the big screen, co-starring with Elvis Presley in the 1957 Paramount motion picture, “Loving You.” The film famously featured the very first on-screen kiss for both the king of rock-and-roll and the 19-year old actress. From there, Hart went on to make a total of ten films in five…

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