Sermon for Epiphany 5

February 4, 2018 Mark 1:29-39 The Preaching of Jesus Who is Jesus and why has He come? These are the basic questions of the Epiphany season. From the arrival of the Magi to the Transfiguration, we are given manifestations of God’s glory that reveal to us that Jesus is more than mere man and that

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Sermon for Epiphany 3

January 21, 2018 Mark 1:14-20 The Preaching of Jesus Looking through a red lettered Bible, you might think that Jesus had quite a bit to say. One might think that He taught on many subjects and elaborated on many areas of public life and financial well-being. But Mark, here in the beginning of his account

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Sermon for Epiphany 2

January 14, 2018 John 1:43-51 Our King and His Kingdom How do you know that there is a god? How do you know that there is some supreme being that created all things and controls or guides all things and that sustains all things? How is it that you know that there is something or

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Sermon for the Baptism of Our Lord

January 7, 2018 Mark 1:4-11 Confessing Your Holy Baptism When was the last time you thought of your baptism? Do you ever think of your baptism? It might have been last week or the last week that you were here and I mentioned something about it during the sermon. Perhaps you do remember your baptismal

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Sermon for Christmas 1

December 31, 2017 Luke 2:22-40 Jesus Makes for Peace Have you ever gone back to visit a childhood home after being away for a long time? If you have, you have noticed that things didn’t seem as big as they once did. Those things that seemed large as a child looked out of proportion when

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Sermon for Christmas Day

December 25, 2017 John 1:1-14 Gift Giving For some people Christmas is about gift giving, that is, it is all about gift giving. Even for us, to whom Christmas is much more, the gift giving part still occupies a good portion of our attention and our time. We have the same dilemma each year: What

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Sermon for Advent 4

December 24, 2017 Luke 1:26-38 Destinies I’m sure that you have heard that the last chapter of the Star Wars movies was released recently. Some of you may even have seen it already. A theme in the original and that appeared in subsequent chapters had to do with destiny. It was Luke’s destiny that he

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Sermon for Advent 3

 December 17, 2017 John 1:6-8, 19-28 Pointing to Jesus How do you describe your church to other people when you tell them about it? Do you tell them about the fantastic coffee hours? How we always have the greatest snacks, sometimes hearty enough to provide even lunch. Do you talk about how the members linger

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Sermon for Advent 2

December 10, 2017 2 Peter 3:8-9 Patience to Endure      Are we there yet? You’ve have probably heard that saying many times from your children when they we young and you took a road trip. Such a question stems from impatience and not fully grasping the concept of time. We all know how children can

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Sermon for Advent 1

December 3, 2017 Mark 11:1-10 Looking Back With Anticipation The change in the Church Year always makes a subtle move from the anticipated coming of our Lord in the fulfillment of all things to the anticipated coming of our Lord in time for salvation. It is even more subtle as we understand the first as

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