19
Jan
2015

Speak, Lord, for your servant hears

Sermon on 1 Samuel 3:1-10, for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany, about the prophet Samuel and his first vision from the Lord. Is the Word of the Lord "rare" in these days? Are we listening? How is God still speaking? How do we respond, and who is the faithful servant of the Lord?

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19
Jan
2015

Speak, Lord, for your servant hears

Sermon on 1 Samuel 3:1-10, for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany, about the prophet Samuel and his first vision from the Lord. Is the Word of the Lord "rare" in these days? Are we listening? How is God still speaking? How do we respond, and who is the faithful servant of the Lord?

12
Jan
2015

Baptized into Christ

Sermon on Romans 6:1-11, for the Baptism of our Lord, about how we die and rise with Christ in our Baptism, and how we face our life together with Jesus.

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5
Jan
2015

Worship the Light

Sermon on Matthew 2:1-12 and Isaiah 60:1-6, for Epiphany, the visit of the Wise Men. Why did they come, and what kind of king and kingdom did they discover when they came? Jesus is King for all people.

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29
Dec
2014

Waiting for the Lord

Sermon on Luke 2:22-40, for the 1st Sunday after Christmas, about the presentation of the baby Jesus in the Temple, and how Simeon and Anna were waiting for Him. How do Christians fruitfully occupy their time while waiting for the Lord's return? What does the example of Simeon and Anna, and our own vocations, teach us?

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29
Dec
2014

Christmas day Carol service meditation

A brief meditation on the celebration of Christ's birth, and why it is "forever blessed."

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29
Dec
2014

The Place for Love

Sermon on 1 John 4:7-16 & Matthew 1:18-25, for Christmas Eve, about how God had to prepare a place for Love to enter the world through the person of His Son Jesus Christ, and how He continues to prepare that place in our hearts.

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22
Dec
2014

King of the House of Jacob

Sermon on Luke 1:26-38, for the 4th Sunday in Advent, about the universal and eternal kingdom of Jesus Christ, who would be born from the Virgin Mary. How do we share in the blessing that Mary received? How does the establishment of Jesus' kingdom and its growth come about?

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18
Dec
2014

Fears and Comfort in Forgetting and Remembering

Sermon for Advent 3 Midweek, about fears and worries about losing memory, or wanting to forget hardships but being unable--and the comfort of knowing what God forgets and remembers. The following readings are incorporated into the sermon: Psalms 9 & 25, Isaiah 49:15-16, and Luke 12:4-7.

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15
Dec
2014

The Will of God

Sermon on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24, for the 3rd Sunday in Advent, about how God's will for us is to lead a joyful, prayerful, and thankful life. How is this possible for the Christian who faces the world's troubles? Is sanctification my spiritual do-it-yourself project?

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11
Dec
2014

The Cost of what is forgotten and remembered

Sermon on Hosea 2:6-23, but more broadly the whole book of Hosea, for Advent Midweek 2, part of a series on forgetting and remembering. What did it cost Israel to forget God and His commandments? What did God remember? How was God's compassion moved to save His people, even when they broke His covenant in unfaithfulness? How does Jesus make the Church His own bride?

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8
Dec
2014

Receive the Gospel

Sermon on Mark 1:1-8, for the 2nd Sunday in Advent, about preparing our hearts for Christ's coming. How is repentance a preparation of our hearts? Who accomplishes this? What is the impact of the Gospel, or good news, of Jesus, the Son of God?

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4
Dec
2014

We’ve Forgotten, but God Remembers

Sermon on forgetting and remembering, a continuation of Sunday's theme, for Advent 1 midweek services. How God's people forget about Him, His mighty works and His commands; and how God remembers His people and His covenant, and reminds us. 

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1
Dec
2014

Forgotten and Remembered

Sermon on Isaiah 64:1-9 for the 1st Sunday in Advent, about the seeming hiddenness of God at times in our lives, wrestling with the burdens of sin, and finding forgiveness and mercy in Christ Jesus.

 

 

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1
Dec
2014

Reaping a Richness Toward God

Sermon on Psalm 65 and Luke 12:13-21, about a contrast between David and the rich fool, how they each responded to their abundance. What creates an attitude of thankfulness?

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