Isn’t That Enough?

"Holy Father, keep those You have given Me true to Your Name, so that they may be one like us" 

John 17:11
Acts 1:15-17,20-26; Psalm 103:1-2,11-12,19-20; I John 4:11-16; John 17:11-19

Sermon Week/Year

Seventh Sunday of Easter, B

Each week, the pastor of the Washington, D.C. Church that President Franklin D. Roosevelt attended would receive several calls from people asking if the President would attend services that Sunday. The implication was that the caller’s decision to attend Church would depend on whether the President would be there. In time, the pastor began to give the following stock answer: “I cannot promise you the President of the United States, but we do expect the King of the Universe to be here, and we think that should be incentive enough for your attendance.” 

 “Blessed art Thou, O Lord our God, King of the Universe.” For millennia, this simple prayer of thanksgiving to God has been on the lips of the faithful many times a day. It acknowledges the sovereignty of God and the fact that God is “King of the Universe.” This prayer symbolizes the Jewish people’s tremendous contribution to human history. Centuries before Jesus, the great prophets of Israel were telling…

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