January 18, 2015
While Christ never promised that the road of discipleship would be easy, he did let Nathaniel, as well as Philip and the others and us know that we would see greater things than just Jesus knowing who we are. And as we look at why Christ came, we know that we have seen great things […]
January 11, 2015
On this day of the Baptism of Our Lord, the preacher makes the claim that what happens with Jesus happens with us! An invitation is made to imagine that this is the sermon preached at the hearer’s baptism.
January 4, 2015
This is the first Sunday in 2015. It is fitting then today that we remember that in Christ the Word became flesh and lived among us, and this Living Word was the light of all people. I pray that in the coming year we might be able to listen for the address of the Living […]
December 28, 2014
Using Matthew 2, the preacher maintains that the glow of Christmas must have the next part of the story to understand what it means that Jesus saves.That is the flight of the Holy Family to Egypt and the response of Herod to the Messiah’s birth.
December 24, 2014
“Have You Seen the Child?” was the question asked of children after having completed our village of Bethlehem tour. Now, it is asked of worshipers on Christmas Eve. A clip from a production of Amahl and the Night Visitors (found below) was included.
December 24, 2014
Today we celebrate the birth of Jesus, who is the light of the world. He helps us to see things in a new light so that we know how to love God and love our neighbors as ourselves. Merry Christmas!
December 21, 2014
Today we hear in Mary’s story how Jesus was placed in her womb. We know that the day of Jesus’ birth was not a silent night, and the world into which he came had many of the same struggles and fears that we live with today, yet that is precisely why God sent his son. […]
December 14, 2014
What is God’s preferred direction? On this rejoice Sunday we celebrate God’s will for us: Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all things.
December 7, 2014
Today we have the old familiar story of John the Baptist. He is the one who was called to help others get ready for Christ to come, and in his actions we find some of what we are to do during this Advent season beyond waiting. John teaches us that we can be a voice […]
November 30, 2014
If God were to tear open the heavens and come down, what would you want God to do? Hold this in tension with waiting for the Lord and you have… Advent!