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?
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.
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?
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.
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?
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?
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?
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.