Sermon on Romans 3:19-28, for Reformation Day about the Righteousness of God. How does it express His character? What is the relation between God and His Law? How does mercy and grace show up in God's character and actions? What does it mean that God "imputes" His righteousness to us?
Sermon on 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10, for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost 2020 (A), about "Righteousness in Action." What is the difference between the passive righteousness that saves us, and our life of righteousness afterward? What is it for? What does it look like?
Sermon on Matthew 22:1-14, for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost 2020 (A), about the parable of the Wedding Banquet, and the reason why a guest in the parable is expelled from the banquet for having no wedding garment. How may this relate to the promises of Isaiah 61:10? How does God dress and make us worthy for His banquet? Why is there misery outside of the banquet and away from God's presence?
Sermon on Philippians 3:4-14, for the 18th Sunday after Pentecost 2020 (A), about how we stand before God as Judge, and what are the two very different claims we can make before Him. Why would we make either of these claims? What does it show about ourselves?