A sermon for the First Sunday After Christmas, John 1:1-18 Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy … Continue reading light shine forth
A sermon for Easter Sunday, Luke 24:1-12 We begin our morning in mourning at a tomb. There is a somber feeling as we approach this place. There lies our teacher, our leader, our friend, our Messiah. And, this tomb itself isn’t even supposed to be Jesus’ final resting place (although how true that is, is … Continue reading RISEN!
A Sermon for Christmas, Luke 2:1-14 Good news! Of Great Joy! For all the people! What a wonderful pronouncement! Christ is born this night and it is good news that brings with it great joy, news and joy that is to be shared with, felt by, all the people. It’s a surprising announcement. The shepherds aren’t exactly expecting a heavenly … Continue reading hope
A sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Luke 1:39-55 “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my savior!” Christ is nearly here. Mary comes to her cousin Elizabeth today, a woman older, childless, thought barren, who is carrying a child promised by God herself, and all gathered, including the to-be-born John, recognize the presence of the Holy in the … Continue reading rejoice
A sermon for the Twenty-Fifth Sunday After the Pentecost, Mark 12:38-44 The gospel lesson this morning is harsh. Live into your faith, fully, completely, without hesitation, without boasting and strutting for all to see, with the greatest self-sacrifice, with the commitment to truly be a person of faith, forgoing the expectations of the watching public … Continue reading appearances