Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

Sermons by The Rev. Alfred T. K. Zadig Jr

Going From Slavery to Freedom

The Greatest Need in our Lives is to See our Need: Going from Slavery to Freedom. Well, this is quite the July 4th weekend very few if any could anticipate.  Pandemic still raging, civil unrest unsettling…and here we are, July 4.  I’ve been thinking a great deal about slavery and freedom, both within my own…

Three P’s of Fatherhood

Happy Fathers Day!  When I say fathers I mean our biological fathers as well as all father figures and mentors.  For there is one thing all have in common:  In the spirit of Proverbs 4, the fatherly call to live the three P’s.  As we think of the CoronaVirus and the three P’s of the…

Breathe on Me Breath of God

A Sermon Duet with the Rev. Anthony Thompson Welcome back!  How good it is to simply be under one roof together! Yet, who knew our first day back would be in a time of such civil unrest.  Today’s service is to help us uniquely respond to the tragedies of the past week.  From the readings,…

Holy Spirit and Discipleship

Imagine Ernie without Bert, Batman without Robin, (I was going to say Tom Brady without Bill Bellichek..)…hard to imagine isn’t it!  Yet it’s similar to believing we can be a disciple of Jesus Christ without the Holy Spirit!  Of course the analogy breaks down because the Holy Spirit is our fuel, our water source, our change agent in faith.  Today we celebrate…

Three Pivots Needed in the Pandemic

Today a good old fashioned fishing story from the Sea of Galilee. Simon Peter discovers that using traditional fishing methods is getting him nowhere, and further discovers that making a key pivot changes everything.  This story has everything to do with us as the church going through this pandemic and realizing that key pivots through the power of the Holy Spirit are…

The Secret to Motherhood

Mother’s Day is here!  As beautiful as Mother’s day is, it is fraught with danger for the preacher.  Motherhood is complicated for so many different reasons that will be explained today.  Yet…Proverbs 31 details the very secret of motherhood, a secret that isn’t revealed until the end of the chapter.   A beautiful secret unveiled and…

Treasure the Time

In this time of Quarantine, are you:  1) Fighting Time?   2) Killing Time? 3) Empowering time?  Do you see this quarantine as a gift or a curse?  Today we get a very raw visual of Mary and Joseph experiencing a very unique time of their own.  They had misplaced Jesus in Jerusalem and time…

When Guilt is Good

Is guilt always bad?  As we enter week two of Nehemiah, the broken walls around Jerusalem had been repaired, but then came the work of rebuilding the hearts of the Jews.  This rebuilding of the souls happened when the reading of Scripture was taught and applied for their lives. The result? The people wept. Why? They realized how far they were from…