Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Quest for Righteousness–A Sermon

Sermon on Mount

The Rev. Noah Van Niel

St. John the Evangelist

February 5th, 2017

Epiphany 5: Isaiah 58:1-12; Psalm 112:1-9; 1 Cor 2:1-12; Matthew 5:13-20

Why do you come to church? There are lots of reasons to come; lots of good reasons. But if you had to pick the one thing that keeps you coming back (hopefully) week after week, what would it be?

I’ll tell you why I come to church, what first drew me in and has kept me coming back: Righteousness. I come looking for righteousness, not because I have it, but because I know I do not. I come because I want it. Continue reading