We Weep With Those Who Weep - The Very Rev. Ken Weldon (10/7/18)

The Very Rev. Ken Weldon is preaching at the 11 am service on October 7th, 2018 at St. John's Church Florence, SC.

Sermon Notes:
John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”

John 11:35 “Jesus wept.”

John 11:21-26 “Martha said to Jesus, ‘Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.’ Jesus said to her, ‘Your brother will rise again.’ Martha said to him, ‘I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.’ Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life.Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?’”

Lamentations 3:21-24 “But this I call to mind,
and therefore I have hope:

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
’The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul,
‘therefore I will hope in him.’”

Why the switch from Youtube?

Greetings Brothers & Sisters,
I am sure many of you are asking why the switch from Youtube to hosting only audio on the website. Many of you may think Youtube worked just fine, and that's the way I've watched sermons for the pas 3 or so years. These are certainly valid points, however Youtube is primarily a medium for video, so creates additional work to turn the audio of a sermon into a video for listening.

The primary reason for hosting on the website is accessibility. By hosting the audio on the website we have far more control over how it is formatted, and it is far easier to distribute. Furthermore, to watch it on Youtube, particularly on a mobile device, the phone app or web page has to stay open. Whereas with it hosted on the website, you can listen on the website with the browser minimized or your phone on standby, you can download the sermon directly from the website, or you can listen to or download it from your favorite podcasting service like Apple Podcasts or Google Play Music. 

The hope of this transition is that it will be far easier for people to find the sermons, less work to listen to them, and a greater access to listen to them during daily life. And the old archives can still be found on Youtube.
Thanks for bearing with us through this change!
Jesse Perl