Sermon on Luke 2:40-52, for the 2nd Sunday after Christmas 2020 (B), about Jesus' submission to His parents after leaving the Temple as a 12 year old. How does this theme of submission trace through Jesus' life, and what does it mean for us? What does it mean for us to submit?
Sermon on Luke 2:22-40, the 1st Sunday after Pentecost 2020 (B), about how Simeon was "ready to go" after the Lord Jesus came to him and he saw with his own eyes God's salvation. How do we live a life of peace, hope, and readiness? How does Christ come to us today?
This Sunday I decided to re-preach a sermon of Dietrich Bonhoeffer on the text Revelation 3:20, preached first in 1928, which was shared with me, and I thought was equally relevant for today and spoke about how Advent disciplines us for properly waiting for the arrival of Christ. God bless!
Sermon on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24, for the 3rd Sunday in Advent 2020 (B), about God's will in your life. How do we have joy and a life of prayer and thankfulness in the midst of life's challenges, that often do not go away? How do we hear the good news?
Advent Midweek 1, Sermon series on "Jesse Tree" from CPH, about how Jesus is the promised "seed" that Adam and Eve first were told of after the Fall into sin (Genesis 3:15), and who would be part of the "family tree" that traced down from Adam to Abraham to David (son of Jesse) to Jesus.
Sermon on Mark 11:1-10, for the 1st Sunday in Advent 2020 (B), about Jesus' Palm Sunday entrance into Jerusalem, and why this is the historic reading for the start of Advent. How was Jesus holy, or set apart? How did He interact in His holiness with sinners?
Sermon on Colossians 3:15-17, for Thanksgiving Eve, about how worship and music express our thankfulness to God. What does it mean to live with thankfulness in our heart and lives? Happy Thanksgiving, or Hau'oli La Ho'omaikai to you all!
Sermon on 1 Corinthians 15:20-28, for the Last Sunday of the Church Year 2020 (A), about the implications of Christ's Second Coming, and how He will hand over the kingdom to God after destroying every rule, authority, and power. What are the earthly and spiritual rulers, and why has all rule but God's rule ultimately failed? What is the hope and anticipation of believers in the restored rule of God?
Sermon on Psalm 143 (this week's Introit), for the 24th Sunday after Pentecost 2020 (A), about the believer's relationship to God in prayer, and what characteristics are revealed of God and of us. How does the believer display a "wonderful openness" to God, and what do they receive? How does Christ pray this Psalm for us and in us?
Sermon on Matthew 25:1-13, for the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost 2020 (A), about the Parable of the Ten Virgins. How does it illustrate the finality of Jesus' return, and provide warnings about readiness and faith? What does the readiness and faith of the believer look like, in contrast to the world?