One Body, Many Members, One Spirit

January 25, 2016

Sermon on 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a, for the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany, about the unity of the body of Christ. How are the members of the body intended to work together? How are they uniquely different? What are the sins that are peculiar to the Christian body, as Paul describes here? What is the goodness of God's design, and our worth and place in it?


In Baptism we are His

January 11, 2016

Sermon on Luke 3:15-22, for the Baptism of Our Lord, about the significance of Jesus entering the waters of Baptism, what it meant for His mission and purpose, what it means for us, and what John meant by Jesus will baptize with Spirit and with fire. What is Jesus role in both judgment and salvation? What did the prophet Isaiah say of this in chapters 42-43?


Our Childhood Pattern

January 4, 2016

Sermon on Luke 2:40-52, for the 2nd Sunday after Christmas, about the visit of the 12 year old Jesus and Mary and Joseph to the Temple. What do we learn from our limited window into Jesus' childhood? What does it teach about the value of worship and the study of God's Word, in raising children? How has Jesus provided for us a family?