Climbing the Mountain – January 29, 2017

A Sermon for St. John’s Episcopal Church
Charlestown, Massachusetts
Preached on January 29, 2017, The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

by the Rev. Thomas N. Mousin

Matthew 5:1-12

Today, we are invited to climb a mountain. Last week, we listened as Jesus called his first disciples, and then were told how “he went through the region of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the Good News of the kingdom, and curing every every disease and every sickness among the people.”

So his fame spread, Matthew tells us, and great crowds followed him.  “When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him.”

His disciples came to him, and so do we.
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