This is an excerpt from the sermon preached at All Saints’ Orthodox Church on April 22:
In considering the Resurrection and the Christian moral life, perhaps we should begin by observing how frequently the New Testament uses the word “Therefore” in connection with Christian behavior. I will limit comments today to a single book, the First Epistle of the Apostle Peter.
This book, which is a sort of post-Baptismal catechesis, begins with the Resurrection of Jesus. Peter writes: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you.”