A sermon for the Presentation of Our Lord, Hebrews 2:14-18, Luke 2:22-40 Almighty and everliving God, we humbly pray that, as your only-begotten Son was this day presented in the temple, so we may be presented to you with pure and clean hearts by Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and … Continue reading presented unto God
A sermon for the third Sunday after the Epiphany, Matthew 4:12-23 This season following the day of Epiphany is about cementing the personhood of Christ by clearly stating the divinity that he possesses. Thus, this whole season of the church is centered upon the act of recognition. It begins on the day of Epiphany with … Continue reading believing as Stephen
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