Sermons

December
24
2017

Sermon; Christmas Eve, 11 p.m.; Luke 2:1-20

At services this morning (earlier today also being the Fourth Sunday of Advent) I preached on the bravery, confidence, and decisiveness of Mary. This was appropriate because our gospel lesson for...

Read More
December
24
2017

Sermon; Advent 4B; Luke 1:26-38

Today is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. Today is the fourth Sunday of our preparation for the coming of the Messiah. And today we hear from the ultimate preparation story, that of what we refer to as...

Read More
December
17
2017

Sermon; Advent 3B; John 1:6-8, 19-28

Once again we hear the story (or part of the story) of John the Baptist, but this time it comes from the gospel of John (referred to as “the fourth gospel” from here on out to avoid...

Read More
December
10
2017

Sermon; Advent 2B; Mark 1:1-8

Last week we heard from Mark's “little apocalypse” and Jesus' promise that his words will not pass away even though heaven and earth will. Today we move from a focus on the last days to...

Read More
December
3
2017

Sermon; Advent 1B; Mark 13:24-37

As I said at the beginning of the announcements, “Happy New Year!”

Today is the First Sunday of Advent, the first Sunday in the liturgical cycle, and the first Sunday of Year B. Unlike...

Read More