Sermon at Silverstream Priory
Third Sunday after Easter 2018
Last Sunday in the Introit, we heard for our joy and consolation, “The earth is full of the mercy of the Lord” (Psalm 32:5–5). Today in the Introit, the Church sings, “Jubilate unto God all the earth; sing ye a psalm unto His Name. Make His praise glorious” (Psalm 65:1–2). The mission of the Church is to summon all the earth into jubilation unto God. Wherever the Gospel of Jesus Christ is preached, men are called to lift up their hearts in the praise of God: “Sing ye a psalm to His Name. Make His praise glorious”.
The earth and all it holds exists for the praise of God. The finality of all created things is the praise of God. Man falls short of that for which he was created when he forgets or neglects to worship God. New cities are always being constructed on the ruins of the old: these are skillfully planned in view of providing their citizens with every facility and