a gospel of flesh, blood, and memory

January 5, 2020

Steven Coles, guest preacher, studied at Duke Divinity and joins us this morning for some thoughts on the gospel, John 1, and additional reading Sirach 24: 1-9. His blog also features a written version of the sermon and can be found at

"This is the longing of the people that are hearing John's words. They don't want a story - they want flesh and blood. They want change; they want to step back through the threshold of their homes and see how things once were. They want their memories to become the same flesh and blood they once were. But the reader does not know what John is fully doing. John is turning over every memory, every word into their hearts in hopes that Jesus becomes flesh for them once again."