West End United Methodist Church

Love Letter, Part 2

Speakers:Carol Cavin-Dillon
Topics:Holy communion, Sunday service

This is the second of a series of three sermons on texts from 1 John, all titled “Love Letter,” which is the focus of that ancient letter. In today’s reading the author emphasizes that Jesus came not only through water but through blood.  This may have been an argument against early gnostics who believed that Jesus was not fully human.  The writer emphasizes that Jesus was, indeed, fully human and in this way Jesus, and thus God, truly understands the human condition.  This is also demonstrated in the act of communion, and also in the act of donating blood – giving life and sharing that life with others.  (NOTE: We are livestreaming both services, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are using a chamber choir and having limited congregation.  NOTE:  The video begins with the Children’s Moment, but once it starts you can scroll back to the beginning of the service if you want.  The entire service is videoed.)


  • 1 John :5:1-6


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Love Letter, Part 2 (Children's Moment & Communion Meditation)